Joanne Brant

Joanne Brant
Joanne Brant

Services for Joanne (Barthel) Brant, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, 49, of St. Michael were Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Church of St. Albert in Albertville.

Mrs. Brant died peacefully after a four-year battle with leiomyosarcoma cancer.

She was born Feb. 1, 1964, in Buffalo, Minn., to Louis and Sylvia (Scherber) Barthel. She graduated from St. Michael–Albertville High School in 1982. Married Aug. 18, 1984, to Jeffrey Brant. They were happily married for 28 years.

Mrs. Brant worked for 29 years at Prudential Insurance. She enjoyed bingo, vacationing, fishing, family and friends. Her love for her family and friends always came first in her life. Her faith, strength and courage was admired by many.

Survived by husband, Jeff; children, Jeremy (Danica), Jennifer, and Jamie; and grandson, Henry; sisters, MaryLou (Ron) Broll, Kathy (Daryl) Hennen, Sharon Helmbrecht and Dan Rassat, Diana (Dave) Quinn, Donna Barthel, Lori (Matt) Martin, Nancy (Ray) McKenzie; brothers, David and Dennis Barthel; mother-in-law, Patricia Brant; brothers-in-law, Michael (Cathy), Greg (Julene), Dave  (Fran), Steven (Nancy), Robert  (Tammy), Patrick (Deanna); sisters-in-law, Sue (Dave) Johnson and Cheryl  (Jason) Volkers; along with many nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by father-in-law, Darrell Bran;t and a brother-in-law, Gary Helmbrecht.

In lieu of sending flowers, please donate to a fund set up by the family in memory of Joanne at The Bank of Elk River.