Joyce M. Brandt, 83, Jasper

Joyce M. Brandt, 83, of Jasper, passed away at 11:47 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Joyce was born in Jasper on June 5, 1936, to Carl and Aline (Arnold) Winker. She married Jack T. Brandt on October 1, 1955, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1989.

Joyce was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School.

She worked as a secretary at Jasper High School for 34 1/2 years and retired in 2007. She also served as a varsity assistant coach for the girls basketball team. 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, and the Tri Kappa Sorority. She was awarded the J.H.S. Outstanding Alumni award in 2007.

She was an avid Jasper High School sports fan, as well as the Chicago Cubs, IU Basketball, and the Chicago Bears. She was an avid walker and bridge player, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Marshall (Mike) and Kim Erny (Tim), both of Jasper; two sons, Kevin Brandt (Donna) and Scott Brandt (Alison), both of Jasper; five grandchildren, Jason and Chad Bessenger, Tyson and Tori Brandt, and Taylor Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Kendall Bessenger; two brothers, Gerald L. Winkler (Donna), Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Paul Winkler (Diane), Jasper; and one aunt, Zita Cussary, San Francisco, California.   

Preceding her in death besides her husband were three sisters, Carol Winkler, Doris V. Gutzweiler and Ann Therese Winkler, who died in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joyce M. Brandt will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Joseph Parish will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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