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February 1, 1964 – Friday, April 12, 2013

Service Information
Church of St. Albert in Albertville, MN
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
3-8 P.M.

Joanne, beloved wife, mother & grandmother, age 49 of St. Michael. Died peacefully after a 4 year battle with leiomyosarcoma cancer.

Joanne was born on February 1st, 1964 in Buffalo, MN to Louis and Sylvia (Scherber) Barthel.

She graduated from St. Michael – Albertville High School in 1982. Married on August 18th, 1984 to Jeffrey Brant. They were happily married for 28 years. Joanne worked for 29 years at Prudential Insurance. Joanne enjoyed bingo, vacationing, fishing, family & 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 & Dan Rassat, Diana (Dave) Quinn, Donna Barthel, Lori (Matt) Martin, Nancy (Ray) McKenzie; Brothers: David & 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 Brant and a brother-in-law: Gary Helmbrecht.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:30 A.M. Church of St. Albert in Albertville.

Visitation Wednesday 3-8 P.M. AT THE CHURCH. Further visitation at the church Thursday morning one hour prior to Mass.

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.

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  1. Bryan Georges

    Sorry to hear about Joanne passing away.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


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