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Jeannette Virginia BrandtClergy
Rev. Greg Way
Organist ~ Cindy Hight
Soloist & Violinist ~ Brandi Mandsager
“Heaven’s Now My Home”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Jesus Loves Me”
“Near the Cross”
“How Great Thou Art”
William & Mary Friederich
Lucy Corro, Shayne Magstadt,
Brandi Mandsager, & Steve Mandsager
Jeannette Brandt was born on December 19, 1929 to Walter and Vera (Reimann) Henke on the family farm southeast of Parkston, South Dakota. In 1947, she graduated from Parkston High School. On December 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Elmer Brandt. Together they made their home on the Brandt family farm 10 miles east of Tripp and were blessed with the birth of two children. Jeannette lovingly raised her two children as well as helping her husband on the family farm.
Jeannette always desired to help people. When her youngest became a high school senior, she decided to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). In 1981 at the age of 51, she earned her CNA degree at Mitchell Vo-Tech and began working at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland. Following her retirement from the hospital, she continued to care for people by working part time at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. Due to a broken hip from a fall, Jeannette was unable to continue working and officially retired in January 2016. She was able to stay on her beloved farm after her fall and surgery thanks to the watchful eye of her caring friends and neighbors, Willie and Mary.
Jeannette adored her grandchildren and spoiled them when they came for a visit. Church was also very important to her. She was a devoted member who rarely missed a Sunday.
Jeannette passed away on April 30, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota having attained the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 11 days.
She is survived and remembered by her children: Robyn (Todd) Magstadt of Brookings, SD, and son Greg (Cheryle) Brandt of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Brandi (Steve) Mandsager of Sioux Falls, SD, and Shayne Magstadt and friend Lucy Corro of Ft. Collins, CO; great-grandson Elliot Mandsager; step-great-granddaughter Grace Mandsager; sister-in-law Irene Henke; nephews Mark (Robin) Berg and Mike Berg; niece Roxanne (Rick) Tegethoff; and her beloved dog Abby.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Elmer Brandt in 1999, parents, brother Randolph Henke, and nephew Joel Berg.
I'm so sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. I worked with her at LJM, she was not only a hard worker but a very compassionate and caring nurse..I am so blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace dear friend.
Wanda Helgeland (Hakl) May 15 2017 1:15 AM
I never personally knew Jeannette but would havd loved to. Over the years living in Scotland and encountering her she was such a delightful woman. Everywhere...at work or encountering her downtown. Im so sorry for your loss!
Amy Hamberger Schultz May 12 2017 7:49 AM
Robyn and Todd and all extended family so sad to read about your mom. She was a great lady and liked coming to your house when was in school. I have her recipe for fresh apple cake it was so good. She would also stop at Praire Pumper and we would visit. She was a great lady. Prayers to all
Terri Mayer May 5 2017 9:11 PM
Robin-Greg and family so sorry for your lose what a legacy she has built.
JoAnn Schoenfelder Steffen May 3 2017 6:04 PM
Greg ,Robyn and families We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Brian and Connie (Jezek) Tinney
Connie Tinney May 3 2017 5:19 PM
Jeanette was a beautiful lady, so caring and compassionate with her family and the many people she cared for. I so enjoyed working with Jeanette at LJM Hospital, she was a very special lady, always going the extra mile for her patients and her coworkers. My deepest condolences.
Peg Behl May 3 2017 3:13 PM
Jeannette was the most loving and caring CNA that I have ever known. I worked with Jeannette at both the Scotland hospital and at the Menno Oliver Care Center. She will be greatly missed by anyone who knew her.
Renee May 3 2017 3:07 PM
This lady was what every patient wanted in a CNA. She was a blessing. Back rugs and all. Loved her spirit and dedication. Many people were blessed to have her take care of them. She was the best. She will be missed.
Sheryl Frey May 3 2017 2:00 PM
She was so kind and caring while working at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. She was a favorite of my brother Mel while he was living there. She was very compassionate to the residents and gave them the utmost care. Our sympathy to your family.
Jacque Liebl May 3 2017 12:16 PM
Janette was by far my favorite nurse of all times. She always cared for you and your comfort. She will certainly be an asset in heaven.
Karen Conrad May 2 2017 10:27 PM