Tricounty News

Brianna Altenburg, 4


Brianna Altenburg of Watkins died accidentally Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her home. She was 4.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil officiating. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.W-Brianna-Altenburg-photo

Brianna Julia Altenburg was born Feb. 8, 2010, at Paynesville to Thomas and Anca (Ceangiru) Altenburg. Brianna loved mermaids and would often dress up as a princess. Her favorite colors were pink and purple.

Brianna was preceded in death by her grandfathers Gerald Altenburg and Dan Ionel Ceangiru.

She is survived by her parents Tom and Anca Altenburg of Watkins; brother Brandon Altenburg of Watkins; sister Lea Chidiac of Lebanon; grandmothers Bev Sonnabend of New London, Julia Andrei of Romania; great-grandmother Niculina Odagiu of Romania; aunts, uncles and cousins.



Music is by Mary Streit and the St. Anthony Church Choir. Casket bearers are Tami Altenburg, Erich Peasley, Susan VanNevel and Carrie Atkins. Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.