Danielle M. Offenberger, 35, of McDonald, passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2023, in St. Clair Hospital.
Danielle was born on September 4, 1987, in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of Tony Offenberger and Sue Miller Offenberger, of Marietta.
Danielle was a talented and gifted woman. She was a graduate of the Art Institute where she studied Design. Danielle loved creating and she especially enjoyed doing so in her new home, that she shared with her fiancé, Steve. Danielle was the brains behind the layout and style of their home, while Steve was the muscle. Danielle glowed as she was able to completely redesign their new home, she was completely in her element. Danielle worked as a lead saleswoman for Levin Furniture, in Robinson. She was able to use her skills of design to better help all that walked through those doors.
Outside of design, Danielle also had a love for all things spooky. Her favorite season was Halloween and it was never truly long enough for her, so Danielle celebrated all year long. She loved the creepiness that came with the holiday as well as the colors. Another joy of her life was antiquing. Danielle loved a good flea market or antique shop. Between her love for spooky things and her knack for design, Danielle found some marvelous things at the shops. She filled her home with all her knick knacks and she was always so proud of her finds.
Danielle was the kindest soul you could ever meet. She loved so passionately and took care of everyone she knew. Everyone was immediately family to Danielle and she cared for you as if you were her family. Danielle left this world before she was able to marry the love of her life, Steve Budai, who survives. Danielle and Steve were inseparable. They loved spending time with each other and truly never got tired of one another. They created a life together that they were truly blessed to have. They bought their home together and welcomed Danielle’s four-legged best friend, Maggie. Their little family was Danielle’s life, that she cherished so greatly. Although her life was cut far too short, she could not have lived it to its fullest anymore. She had a loving family and friends, she found her passion in life for design and perused it. Most importantly, she spent her life with the love of hers. She found a love that you read about in story books and she was so fortunate to have that with Steve. Their love is not the type that ends with death, it prevails.
Surviving along with her parents is her best friend and fiancé, Steve Budai, brother, Brandon Offenberger, sister, Gabrille Dicen, grandma, Ruth (the late Jim) Miller, mother-in-law, Debbie (the late Joe) Budai, brother-in-law, Mike (Amanda) Budai, nephew, Henry Budai and her four-legged pal, Maggie.
Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald (724-926-2800).