In Memory of

Eunice A. Brand

April 7, 1923 - August 11, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Eunice Brand 97, formerly of Farnhamville, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Burial will be at Greenfield Township Cemetery, Knierim.  Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Eunice is survived by her daughters, Charlotte (Jack) Johnson of Schleswig, and Vicki (Stephen) Kail of Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Jim (Sherry) Johnson, Randall (Jenny)Johnson, Brian (Rebecca) Johnson, Grant (Jamie) Kail, and Lisa (Wes) Witt; great-grandchildren, Matt (Maureen) Johnson, Jared Johnson, Lilia Johnson, Cole Johnson, Braeden Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Lucas Kail, Isaac Witt; step-grandchildren, Robert Jepsen, Marisa Jepsen, and Camille Jepsen; sister Elgene Howard of Rockwell City; sister-in-law Donna Brand of Fort Dodge; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard; parents, Edward and Elta (Sommerfeld) Alwes; sister Erma (Edwin) Davis; brothers, Elvin (Celia) Alwes, Elmore (Mary) Alwes; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Elbert Gallentine; brothers-in-law, Jim Howard and Roger Brand; and mother and father-in-law, Ora and Elwood Brand.

     Eunice Amelia Alwes Brand was born April 7, 1923 at Richards, Iowa.  She graduated from Rinard High School with the Class of 1941.  Eunice was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, east of Rockwell City.  On October 18, 1942 she was united in marriage to Richard E. Brand at her parent’s farm near Rinard.  The couple farmed in the Somers area.  In 1968, they moved to Farnhamville where Eunice worked for Goodwin Insurance for several years.  She was one of the original leaders of the Cedar-Greenfield Cloverettes 4-H Club.   Eunice was a member of the Somers Methodist Church in Somers where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for several years.  Richard passed away in 1991.  In 2018, Eunice made her home at Sunnyview Independent Living in Rockwell City.  She will be remembered as “Aunt Niece” by many nephews and nieces, and as a good friend by those she came in contact with.

10:30 a.m. - Monday
August 17, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Anita Bane
Rick Brand
Curt Brand
Rick Thomas
Jim Howard
Don Howard
Jim Gallentine
Tom Gallentine
Richard Alwes
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Sunday
August 16, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Greenfield Township Cemetery
Knierim, Iowa


Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 3:02 PM
“Charlotte and Vicki
So Sorry to hear about your Mom. She always made us feel so welcome when we brought our Mom over for the High School Class Reunions. We enjoyed our visits with her and especially discussing family history. We also appreciated that she came over all the way over with Charlotte to Mom's funeral and are sad that none of us were able to come over for her's. Love and Best Wishes.”
- Jean, Joyce and Paul Davis

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM
“Dear Charolette and Vicki, Our heartfelt condolences for you and your families. I especially have wonderful memories of Eunice being my Cloverettes 4-H leader. She was really a special person. May God comfort you during this time.”
- Larry and Jean (Moeller) Johnson

Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom, Vicki. It’s so special that you had her in your life for so many years. I’m thinking of you and your family. Take time to grieve, let your heart mend and cherish the memories. Much Love, Becki ”
- Becki Christensen

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:22 PM
“I was only fortunate to have known your Eunice since she came to live here at Sunnyview. She was such an elegant little lady and seemed to always have a smile on her face. I would stop in at her apartment periodically to have her "sign a card..." and we then got to have a short chit chat. She is going to be missed here at Sunnyview

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