Joan Brandenburg

November 15, 1930 ~ September 2, 2023

Joan Marie (Jacques, Ranta) Brandenburg, age 92, of Grand Rapids, finished her earthly journey on Saturday, September 2, 2023. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Emerita (Kolufsky) and Phillip Jacques. She attended and graduated from St. Mary of Redford High School, the University of Detroit, and the University of Michigan. Joan worked in education at Grandville Public Schools for most of her career. Joan was a faithful servant of her Lord and a committed Catholic parishioner of her church, strongly believing in kindness, charity, and acceptance. She retired to Florida and Michigan in 1987 and moved to St. Ann’s Home in Grand Rapids in 2020. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dick; parents; brother, Phil; and daughter, Mary Kay. She is survived by her daughter, Joanie; son, Jim (Melanie); stepsons, Dale (Xulan), Jeff; grandchildren, Erin Lynn, Jim (Krista), Phil (Lindsey), and Tim (Andrea); six great-grandchildren; and special niece, Annette (Rick). A memorial is planned for the spring. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Pius X Catholic Church in Grandville, Michigan or St. Martin de Porres Church in Jensen Beach, Florida.

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September 08, 2023 12:42pm
Fond memories of visits to Bill's Lake with Mary Kay. She was so welcoming. Wonderful lady!

- Louise Schoen

September 06, 2023 11:57am
Mom was loved by many students, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family members. I remember her love for Sanders hot fudge sundaes with butter pecan ice cream, the cottage on Bill's Lake, and taking her grandchildren on adventures. May she rest in peace!

- Joanie Mulry

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