Joyce M. Brandt, 83, Jasper

Joyce M. Brandt, 83, of Jasper, died Monday, July 8, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper June 5, 1936, to Carl and Aline (Arnold) Winker. She married Jack T. Brandt October 1, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died February 1, 1989.

Joyce was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked as a secretary at Jasper High School for 34½ years and retired in 2007. She also served as a varsity assistant coach for the J.H.S. girls basketball team. She was a member of St. Joseph Church 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, Indiana University basketball, and the Chicago Bears. She was an avid walker and bridge player and enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Marshall and husband Mike and Kim Erny and husband Tim, all of Jasper; two sons, Kevin Brandt and wife Donna and Scott Brandt and wife Alison, all 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 and wife Donna, Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Paul Winkler and wife Diane, Jasper; and one aunt, Zita Cussary, San Francisco, California.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Winkler, Doris V. Gutzweiler, and Ann Therese Winkler, who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. St. Joseph Parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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