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Brendle, Joan Esther (1931 - 2017)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 19:58:37

Name of deceased: Joan Esther Brendle (nee Yokom)

Aged: 86 yrs, 5 mo.

Residence: Avoca, IA

Born: March 29, 1931; Milwaukee, WI

Died: Aug. 29, 2017; Avoca, IA

Funeral services: Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Avoca, IA; burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Avoca, IA

Survived by: Sons, Tony Brendle of Avoca, IA and Steve (spouse, Diane) Brendle of Council Bluffs, IA; daughter, Kathy (spouse, Wes) Rasmussen of Canton, OH; sister, Caroline Ludwig of Lake View, IA; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends

Predeceased by: parents, George and Esther Rose (nee Sommers) Yokom; husband, Robert Brendle; siblings, Abner Yokom, Richard Yokom, Helen "Honey" Wilson-Beavers, and Paul Yokom

Education: attended Holy Family Grade School, Des Moines, IA; graduated from St. Francis High School; she continued her education and earned her nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Des Moines, IA

Religious affiliation: baptized and confirmed at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Council Bluffs, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Robert Dean Brendle; Oct. 11, 1952; St. Francis Catholic Church, Des Moines, IA

Employment: Worked at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA as a surgical nurse; she became supervisor of the Surgery Department, and retired in the 1980's

Hobbies/Interests: crocheting; knitting; playing golf; bowling; being outdoors and camping and fishing; gardening and canning her fresh produce; travel and vacationing to Texas in the winter; time spent with family

Sources: harlanonline.com; pauleyjones.com


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