Brenda Summers

  Brenda Shipman, 54, Coalville, died June 19, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge after a courageous battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

  Brenda Lee was born Nov. 20, 1965 in Fort Dodge. She attended school in Fort Dodge, graduating in 1984. In October 1985 she was united in marriage to Mitchell Summers. To this union children Randall and Taylor were born. The couple divorced. She later was united in marriage to Randy Hoffmeier. The couple divorced, but then found best friends in each other later in life up until the very end.   

  Brenda was a great mentor and a dear friend to anyone who needed her. She would give anyone anything that she could. It was hard to find someone who didn’t love her. She will be deeply missed.

  She was preceded in death by her grandparents; aunts; and uncles.

  Brenda is survived by her parents Burdette and Karen (Williams) Shipman of Coalville; children Randall (Crystal) Summers of Belmond and Taylor Summers (Jeff) of Belmond; siblings Randy (Roxanne) Shipman of Fort Dodge, Mark (Holly) Shipman of Denton, TX, Cindy (Dave) Roberts of Harlingen, TX, and Kim (Joe) Kesterson of Denton, TX; and grandson Leo.