Juanita M. Brandt – Monroe Times


Juanita M. Brandt, 91, from Monroe, died on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Monroe Health Services. She was born on December 9, 1930 in the home of Monroe, daughter of Ralph and Helen (Voegeli) Isely. She went to Jordan Center school. Juanita married Frederick W. Brandt on April 14, 1948 in Brodhead.

She cultivated at Jordan Center with her husband until 1975 when they moved to Monroe; she went to work at Rosa, which she always said was her dream job. She ended up working at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in the kitchen. She was a member of the United Church of Christ of St. John’s, belonged to Antique Wheelers; she loved orchids, roses and her flower gardens, card making, crochet and other types of needlework; and especially his grandchildren. She always helped others and repeatedly offered to be a caregiver when needed.

She is survived by her sons: Steven (Cindy) Brandt, Richard (Doreen) Brandt, Donald (Tammy) Brandt; daughters: Linda (James) Bauman, Joan (Jerry Metz) Brandt, Debra (Jeff) Rupnow and Susie (Kenton) Krueger; 10 grandchildren: Kristin, Traci, Jackie, Janel, Jorden, Jeanna, Brad, Alex, Jenna and Savannah; 9 great-grandchildren: Madisyn, Rielle, Brooks, Ayden, Anna, Trent, Hailey, Aspen and Lucy; brothers: LaVerne (Linda) Isely; sister, Delores (Alvin) Bernet; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and a brother, Allen Isely.

Private funeral services will be held at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Condolences can be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.


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