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Brian C. Pessefall

July 4, 1967 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 52)

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Brian C. Pessefall, 52, of Defiance, Ohio passed away on July 29, 2019. Brian was born on July 4, 1967 and was a firecracker from that day forward.  He was the son of Charles V. and Alice C (Zimmerman) Pessefall. 
Brian was a 1986 graduate of Ayersville High School. He was a respected, talented auto mechanic for various local businesses;  Nelson and Bob’s, Finn’s Shell, Gary’s Auto Repair and Patton Chevrolet in Napoleon, Ohio.  He also worked at Koester Corporation.  He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio
Brian loved all animals but was particularly fond of Doberman Pinschers.  He loved NASCAR, cooking, gardening, being ornery and having a good time.  
He is survived by sisters Julie (Moe) Fitzenrider, Cindy (Dean) Wiles of Defiance, and Diane DiMauro of Livonia, Michigan.  Nieces Alicia DiMauro, Kim DiMauro, Lindsey Wiles and nephew Joshua Wiles. He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, grandparents Francis and Opal Pessefall and Andrew and Mary Zimmerman. Brother-in-law, Bob DiMauro and niece, Sandra Ann DiMauro.  
Brian asked that we share this quote, as it held a special place in his heart: 
Laugh when you can…apologize when you should….and let go of what you can’t change… deeply and forgive quickly….take chances and give your everything….life is too short to be anything but happy.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at St. John's Catholic Church, with visitation from 10-11 am prior to the service at the church.
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August 22, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John s Catholic Church

Memorial Mass
August 22, 2019

11:00 AM
St. John s Catholic Church

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