Brenda Sue Schlenker

  • Born: August 16, 1957
  • Died: March 29, 2021
  • Location: Littleton, New Hampshire

Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium

101 Union St
Littleton, NH 03561

Tel. (603) 444-3311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Brenda Sue (Henley) Schlenker, 63, of Littleton, NH, passed away peacefully on Monday March 29th, 2021 at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH with her loved ones by her side.

Brenda was born in Woodsville, NH on August 16th, 1957 to the late Eva (Lord) Lauderbaugh and Clarence Henley, a US Navy veteran. She attended Littleton High School and graduated with the Class of 1975. She remained in Littleton and was married to the love of her life, Al Schlenker, for 36 years.

Anyone who spent time with Brenda knew that she had a big heart and cared for many people in her life. She also loved nature and animals and could be found enjoying camping and exploring the outdoors, especially with her three grandchildren. Brenda worked at many different jobs, including at the United Methodist Church, Littleton Lumber, and the Globe. She enjoyed visiting and talking with her friends and family about books and birds, while living a simple and happy life, and being kind to others.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Al Schlenker of Littleton, her daughter Trudi Lee (Craigie) Thompson and her spouse Bob Thompson, of Milford NH, and her beloved granddaughters; Natalie Grace, Ainslee Rae, and Delaney Joy. She is also survived by her older sisters: Bonnie Poor and spouse Bob Poor of Bath, Bobette Bedor of Bethlehem, and Barbra Craigie and her spouse Ken Craigie of Littleton, her Aunt Helen Lord of Pittsburg, NH, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Brenda will be greatly missed by her family and dear friends.

SERVICES -- A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 30th in the Glenwood Cemetery on West Main Street, Littleton, NH. Those in attendance are respectfully requested to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Very saddened to hear of Brenda's passing. I can still see that little girl in the blue dress, who was a flower girl at our wedding. Or condolences to all the family as I'm sure Miss "bouncy" Brenda will be missed. Jim and Linda Nelson

Posted by Linda Nelson - Littleton/Juneau, AK, NH - Family Friend   May 02, 2021

So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. Know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Paul Moore.

Posted by Christine Moore - Dalton, NH - Friend   April 28, 2021

Our time together was all too short. We felt a kinship almost immediately - that's rare. I'm sure there will be many times in the future when I will recall your laugh and our times together at the campghround. I am glad I knew you. Doris and Harvey Sanderson

Posted by Doris Sanderson - Tamworth, NH - Friend   April 27, 2021


I was shocked to learn of Brenda's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember back when we were younger, Brenda, Tony Colby, Terry Boutin, GP Houston, Danny Dube, Mark Dube and my twin sister Judy and I were in the "Small Fry" square dancing group. Brenda will be missed by many.

Posted by Jane DODGE - Lisbon, NH, NH - Friend   April 12, 2021

RIP Brenda. I didn't know you well but Al was blessed to have you in his life. He was not happy until he found you and Trudy and his life was changed. My best thoughts and prayers that God will give Al, Trudy and everyone that knew and loved her the strength to endure. Love Bob & Debby Groth

Posted by Bob&Debby Groth - Elizabethtown, KY - Friend   April 08, 2021


"Brenda was a dear friend. I met her and Al while volunteering on the GW Bush campaign in Littleton, NH. Along with Al we would spend hours holding our "sings" supporting our candidates. I will miss our many conversations "via Messenger" but I know she is at peace and pain-free with the Lord Jesus and I will see her again someday! God Bless & Keep you, Al...With Love & Friendship, Peggy Howes

Posted by Peggy Howes - Litchfield, ME - Friend   April 08, 2021

Brenda was my neighbor on the North Littleton Road. And, always a friend. She always had a smile and a kind word. She always did her best at anything she tried. She was a wonderful wife, Mom and Grammy. I know she is watching over everyone she loved. Brenda, keep those other angels up there in line. I know you can do it. My heart is heavy but, I am a richer person for having know you girl!

Posted by Judy Foster - Littleton, NH - Friend   April 07, 2021

Trudi and all the NH gang are in our prayers and thoughts . Now she will be with Uncle Clarence, his little girl .The best one can do in this short time we're here is to enjoy every special minute. Luv to all

Posted by Paul Henley - Arcadia, FL - Family   April 06, 2021

Sending love and prayers to all of you
Floyd and sharon newbegin

Posted by Floyd&sharon Newbegin - Dracut, MA - Family Friend   April 06, 2021


I miss you Brenda.
I miss you along with our daily messages with the .gifs, pictures, and stories we shared.
I'll continue to advocate for our cause. Rest peacefully and I'll enjoy the spring as you requested.
All my love,

Posted by Lorelei Robertson - Santee, CA - Sister   April 06, 2021

Thinking of you AL Trudi and family hugs to all of you Love Bob And Bob

Posted by Bob And Bonnie Poor - Bath,, NH - Sister   April 06, 2021

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