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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Emily Joy Brede (nee Hausler)

03/01/1977 — 03/21/2020

Emily Joy Brede smiling with her son for a photo

Emily Joy Brede (Hausler) smiles down on us today from Heaven.

A mom before all else, Emily’s life was a gift of joy to her four children Sydney Joy, Nolan Elliott, Landry Ryan and Emmett Blair, her husband Blair, her parents Jim and Cathy Hausler, her brother Brad, her sister Amanda, her Auntie Pam, her nieces and nephews, her cousin Kenny, her grandmother Jo and a lifetime of friends who truly love her.

Emily was a marathoner (Idiots Running Club), a special education teacher, a graduate of BGSU and Lakewood High School, a proud member of “The Compound” and a superfan at her children’s sports. She loved to listen to music, play paintball, watch movies, a glass of wine by a campfire and playing board games. Emily did NOT like to be chased or tickled! :). But above all, Emily loved being “Mom” to Sydney, Nolan, Landry and Emmett.

We are blessed because Emily’s greatest gift was given to us every single day. Her ability to make everyday moments silly, memorable, and joyful leaves us a lifetime of memories to celebrate her smile, her laugh, her love. We shall never doubt that God loves us, because He gave us Emily.

Emily recently smiled and said she hopes there is a way, when she is gone, to play tricks on us, like flickering the lights, to let us know she is still here with us, watching over. We love you “Mom”. May our lights always flicker.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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26 Replies to “Emily Joy Brede (nee Hausler)”

  1. The Paul and Kate Kelly Family March 22, 2020 at 2:12 am

    We feel so incredibly blessed that our lives intersected because of flag football and AAU basketball. Emily was – and will continue to be – a light of joy and inspiration to our family and all who were blessed to know her. Praise God for the promise of heaven and a beautiful reunion that we will all have with Emily someday. ❤


  2. I love you all and i’m thinking of all you❤️. I will miss this amazing woman along with the many nights spent at the lake eating s’mores and going on boat rides.


  3. i grew up playing soccer with sydney, and even though we arent super close, the brede family is definitely one of the strongest i know. mrs brede was and is an incredible woman and i admire her perseverance and strength in such a battle. there’s no doubt in my mind that her soul is dancing in heaven today and i pray for blessings upon her indescribably strong family.


  4. I met mrs. Brede when I was in kindergarten with her daughter and she came to the Halloween party dressed as Cinderella she lit up the whole room when she stepped foot in it. Sydney has that same ability, I know her energy will live on. ❤️


  5. Heather Wegener March 22, 2020 at 3:32 am

    My fondest memories of Emily involve every Thanksgiving she’d always greet me with that big beautiful smile and hug. We usually only saw each other once per year but that laugh and charisma will always be one of my fondest memories of her. I simply can’t believe that she’s truly gone and my heart just aches for her children, her brother and sister, Auntie Pam and of course, for Cathy and Jim. May the lord wrap his arm tightly around you during this time. Something that made me smile today was thinking that her grandma met her with her famous kielbasa at the gates of Heaven today


  6. My thoughts and prayers to the beautiful children. I’m so sorry for this family’s loss. Oxox


  7. Sally Dessecker March 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Emily was to me , was one of the bravest, optimist, sweet, and most of all a joy to know. May her bright light that she always seem to carry, let us carry it on in al of us. We are so sorry she is no longer here in the physical way but ALWAYS here in spirit. Rest sweet lady rest. Love you.


  8. JoAnn and Frank Burger March 22, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Emily, you were a light that shone so brightly and will be missed by so many! You fought a courageous battle!! Rest now and be at peace that your beautiful children will be loved and taken care of, by all those who loved you!


  9. Annie Stahlheber March 22, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I met Emily shortly after starting middle school. She and her BFF, Gwen became part of our BFP, which was a club of 4 best friend couples that lasted throughout our time at Harding. Emily was the sweetest girl; always smiling, laughing and could always make you feel better no matter what was wrong. In high school, our groups changed, but we always had fun when we were together. My heart goes out to her family and friends. She was a light to everyone around her.


  10. Jacqui Spetrino March 22, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I am so saddened by the passing of Emily. My love goes to you Sydney, Nolan, Landry, and Emmett. You are very special to me and I am here for you in any way you need.
    -Mrs. Spetrino


  11. Jennifer and Dick Wilcox March 22, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Betty and Blair,
    I am so sorry and shocked to read this! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.


  12. I will always remember Emily for being an amazing mother! Her positive attitude and strength during her illness was inspirational to all. My deepest sympathies.


  13. Rest in peace, princess of the Mertus/Hausler/Brede clan. She was aptly named with the middle name of joy because that’s what she was-a joy bringer to all that knew and loved her. Peace and comfort I pray for all loved ones left behind, especially her four children, her mom and dad Cathy & Jim, brother Brad and sister Mandy. Emily’s smile will live in all our hearts forever. Keep all the memories alive and hold them dearly.


  14. Emily fought so hard and we all expected a miracle. God had a different plan. We all will meet again sweet girl


  15. I have fond memories of watching the West Park July 4th parade from the front yard of Emily’s grandparents Marty and Helen Mertus’ house, with Jim and Cathy, Pam, Emily, Mandy and Brad all around, multiple years. Great, loving extended family. And heaven will be our home as it is hers!


  16. Beki Thompson (Ruch) March 23, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    When we were young our families spent many weekends together playing games and enjoying dinners. I remember Emily fondly. She was sweet, joyful, and true. I am glad I was able to know her and call her my friend. I wish peace for the Hausler family and please know my thoughts are with you. Sending love and hugs during this difficult time.

    Beki Thompson (Ruch)


  17. Christina Skilton March 23, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    My life is better have been blessed to know Emily and her children. From the first moment you met her you knew her mother’s heart. Sydney, Nolan, Landry, and Emmett carry your mother in your heart always. We are praying for you.


  18. Thoughts and prayers to her children and family members. Jimmy know that everyone in the Yard is thinking of you and your beautiful family.


  19. Zdrojewski Family March 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Keeping all who feel Emily’s loss in thought and prayer. She was a beautiful soul and cherished nothing more than being mom and bringing joy to everyone she met. Rest in peace and love.


  20. Glenn and Beth Gaewsky March 25, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    We send all our.love and sympathy to the Hausler/Brede family. May God comfort and strengthen you all.


  21. Jamir, Melissa and Jayden Wahid March 25, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Our deepest sympathies for Emily’s children and family. May she live on through them in their hearts and memories, and may she be at peace in the knowledge that we are all here for the children and whatever they need.


  22. Oh I am so sorry. A life too short.
    I haven’t seen Emily for years but can’t hold back the tears of just finding out about her going to heaven., too young.
    Praying for her parents and children. And all the family.


  23. Emily will be greatly missed. She brightened up every room that she entered. RIP.


  24. Don & Cathy Gindlesperger March 30, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you & yours in the loss of a loved one ! Heart felt condolences ! May GOD grant you strength during this time of sorrow !


  25. My beautiful sister in law. God how we miss you your kids miss you and my brother Blair omg how he misses you. Life is not fair you are no longer in pain and you are an Angel we love and miss you . Love you forever


  26. Im sorry for this family’s loss it really hurt me when i read this, I feel bad for Emilys entire family. I know that everyone loved her, and wishes she was here. I know how this feels to lose a family member you love with all your heart. always know you have plenty of people to talk to lots of love. I know Im very late to this, but I really mean these words.


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