Joseph H. Brandel
In keeping with his wishes, services will be private. The Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on March 14, 1940, in Dubuque, son of Raymond and Helen (Grimm) Brandel. Joe graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1959 and served in the Army.
He was employed with William C. Brown Publishing Co. for many years, until his retirement.
He loved baseball and was very talented at it. He pitched minor league ball for the Milwaukee Braves organization during the 1960s. He also had great love for his dogs.
Surviving are a brother, Nick (Patti) Brandel, of Dubuque; two nephews, Chad (Heather) Brandel, of Marion, and their children, Taylor and Drew and Jeff Brandel, of Dubuque.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hoffmannschneiderfuneralhomes.com.
Special thank-you to Becky, Roger, Paul and their families for all their care and support through the years, and to all his many friends.