Obituary for Brian Braendler

a dedicated “ hands on” man of our town (18/09/1930 - 12/07/2021)

[Extracted from Hahndorf Village Voice - Edition 67 Spring 2021]

Brian served our town quietly for many years as a builder, a mentor and long time volunteer until illness overcame his busy schedule.  He and his late wife Brenda gave much to Hahndorf’s well being, without seeking accolades or recognition.  Theirs was a true partnership.

Brian was a coordinating builder of the redeveloped Hahndorf Fire Station in ‘83/’84.  He built the Hahndorf Golf Club Rooms [no longer functioning], the Senior Citizens Club rooms [now known as the Bowling Club rooms] and the Bridgewater Sports Centre.  He became a Foundation and Life Member of the Hahndorf Bowling Club and ongoing curator of the Club greens.  Shorts were his preferred outfit, winter and summer.

He could be seen regularly cleaning out and collecting donations from the Wishing Well at Community Park.  This money was recorded and sent to Novita.  The Institute replacement flooring and indoor toilets were yet another project for this busy man.  Any building project in town, often had input from Brian’s experience and advice.

Thank you Brian, you are missed in Hahndorf’s patchwork of volunteers.


Beryl Margaret (nee Thiele) BRAENDLER

BRAENDLER, Beryl Margaret (nee Thiele)

Of Hahndorf. Passed away peacefully on 14th November 2019. Aged 87 Years. Dearly loved wife of Brian for almost 67 years. Much loved mother of Peter and Jillian (both deceased); fond friend and former mother-in-law of Steve (deceased). Loved Granny of Peter and Elena. Loved daughter of Oscar and Myra (both deceased) and sister of John, Yvonne, Jennifer (all deceased), Ray and Beverley. Loved by their families. A caring and loving lady, who was your friend for life. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by all. Special thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Flinders Rehabilitation Centre, Kokoda Ward, for their much appreciated care of Beryl.

Date listed: 19/11/2019     Publication: The Advertiser