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F. Irene Brand, 82, passed away August 6, 2012. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Southside Church of the Nazarene, 4110 South Union. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brooks South Town Chapel, 7601 Fleur Drive. Irene was married to her best friend, N. Gene, for 56 years and has missed him dearly since he passed in 2006. She enjoyed traveling and was a talented crafter including needlepoint and knitting. Everyone will miss her cooking, especially beef and noodles and her homemade jelly. She was selfless and hardworking.
She is survived by her daughters, Myrna Hankins and Kathy Walker; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene; and sisters, Dorothy and Betty. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
Brooks South Town Chapel - Des Moines
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 7, 2012