Jennifer K. Breckner

April 19, 1975 ‒ April 05, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Jennifer’s family and her cat Buckwheat were her life. Her family and cat helped her deal with her many health issues. Jennifer K. Breckner is now in her Lord’s hands after her courageous battle with Crohn’s Disease at the age of 41. Jennifer passed on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Born April 19, 1975 in Galion, she was the daughter of Tim and Kathy (Pangallo) Breckner.

She was a graduate of Northmor High School in 1993 and a graduate of Marion Cosmetology School. Jennifer attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a hairdresser at Fiesta Hair Salon in Galion for 11 years. Her family was most important to Jennifer and she enjoyed the company of her cat, Buckwheat.

In addition to her parents she is survived by brother Tim (Lynn) Breckner of Seven Hills; aunts Patricia (Roger Petrella) Wirick of Galion, Ann (Mark) Weidner of Kirksville, Missouri and Vaida (Don) Goekler of Portola, California; uncle Bill (Carole) Breckner of St. Louis, Missouri; cousins Chris Wirick, JoAnna (Rich) Lencyk, Tom Stringfellow and Anne (Joel) Biegs and special “Aunt Jenny” to Jack, Joey and Anabelle Lencyk.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Joseph and Barbara Pangallo; paternal grandmother Shirley Peplinski; uncle Kenny Stringfellow and cousins Sherry Goekler and Kenny Stringfellow, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at one p.m. Monday, April 10 with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Galion.

The family would like to thank Dr. Aaron Brzezinski of the Cleveland Clinic and his staff for their loving care of Jennifer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in care of the funeral home.

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  • I am sad to hear about Jennifer’s passing. I went to school with her and used to come over to her house while her dad worked on his GTO. she will be missed. – Sha Houck

  • I can’t tell you how sorry I am for your family’s loss. So many of my great childhood memories include Jenny. Riding bikes all over Morrow county, to summers spent at East Park pool. She will always have a special place in my heart, now and forever. Till we meet again Jenny.

    Much Love,

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with her family. I have fond memories of Jenny when we were friends in school. We watched Halley’s Comet together in her front yard and had lots of silly fun together!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. The Northmor family is losing graduates way to young! Prayers are with all of you!

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. I have do many wonderful childhood memories with her. Praying for your family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. Our prayers and love for her family
    Steve & Betty Beach

  • Breckner family, I am so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. She was such a special, happy person who had a kindness that radiated from her. I have so many fond memories of summers spent at your house and the skating rink and the mall… we just had the best time in junior high. Thank you for sharing her with all who knew her and I hope your pain is eased somewhat knowing how many thought so much of her.

  • Sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. Condolences to the Breckner family. She was a great friend and a very special person. She will always be in my heart. So many memories of spending nights at the Breckner house and then the next at my house. She will be missed!

  • So sorry for your loss I got the pleasure of working with Jenny and she was always a great person. She will be missed greatly.

  • To The Breckner Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing. Our girls Chantele and Shannon Mullins went to school with Jennifer and Tim, they shared many hours of great times and memories together. Our pray for all of you is that God will give you comfort and peace in these hours and days ahead.
    Tony and Sandy Mullins

  • I had the pleasure of working with Jenny for several years at the salon. She was always smiling, laughing. And even then, loved & talked about her kitties, parents, grandma, & her little Jack & how very proud she was of her brother. She worked hard & never let her crohns dictate her day. When I think of Jenny this is the Jen I remember. Prayers of comfort to whoever was lucky enough to have Jenny touch their hearts.

  • Heartbroken to hear of your loss. Many days Tim and I spent bothering you Jennifer. Praying for your family.

  • Kathy, Tim and family,
    I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life. Amy Nieto-Fawzi

  • My prayers and thoughts are with the Breckner family . Jennifer was very dear to my heart and one of my best friends she was a beautiful soul and I will miss her terribly .

  • I am so sorry for your loss~ I remember fun times with Jenny as kids, she always had a smile
    on her face! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • It’s hard to find words to express my sorrow on hearing of Jennifer’s passing. I pray that her family will find peace in living with such a terrible loss.

  • Kathy, Tim and family. So sorry to hear of jenny’s passing. You are all in our hearts and prayers at this sad time. Much love, Phyllis and Ed McElhatten ❤

  • I don’t even know where to begin. Jen is that once in a lifetime kind of friend. Most of my favorite memories have her in them.

    Tim and Kathy, thanks for welcoming me into your home tonight and the walk down memory lane. I’m so very sorry and I don’t even know what to say. I love you guys, like you’re my own.

  • Tim and Kathy and Tim,
    We were so surprised to see that Jennifer had passed. Jennifer did amazing work at Fiesta. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Thoughts and prayers for the Breckner family. I have many great memories of time spent with Jenny and friends in school, she will be missed.

  • Tim, Kathy and Tim,

    So sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing, you have our deepest condolences.

    Chuck & Mary Laisure

  • Prayers for Jenny’s family. I worked with Jenny a few years at Fiesta. I remember her coming over to my house for dinner and playing cards. We had a lot of laughs. She will be missed.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. I hope that the happy memories that the family can help bring Comfort at this time. A beautiful promise that can help you also is found at Isaiah 25:8 there we learn God’s promise to end death and wipe the tears from our eyes. I hope this promise helps you at this difficult time.

  • Kathy and Tim and Tim,
    Words can’t say how sorry and sad I am for your loss. Want you to know that your family are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Shirley and Nulk family

  • Many prayers for the Breckner family. I had the pleasure of working with Jenny at Fiesta, a lot of laughs and fun times. She will be dearly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  • Breckner Family,

    You and the rest of the family are in my heart and mind at this time of sadness. It was an honor and blessing to have been a part of Jenny’s life when we were children. I have so very many fond memories of all of us cousins, real or imagined fondly, in the backyard, softball, in those woods poison ivy be damned, complete only with songs by the fire pit. Her spirit is free and her joy may forever abound.

    All my love,
    Betsy, Matt and Sam Bycroft

  • I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I remember some very happy childhood memories around the back yard fire pit which included Jennifer, my Uncle Gary , and of course the hog dog. Not excluding this extended family in my view the rest of the family members of pangallo’s.

    Please except my deepest condolences.
    Mitzy, Steve, Liana, and Kenton Carothers