In Memory of

Donna L. Brand

October 17, 1937 - June 15, 2021
From: Somers, IA

Somers – Donna L. Brand 83, a resident of Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with Rev. Nathan Nielson officiating.  Visitation and viewing will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Greenfield Township Cemetery, Knierim, at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Donna is survived by her daughters, Tammy (Nathan) Nielson of Marietta, GA, and Terri Brand of Lincoln, NE; sons, Rick (Maureen) Brand of Somers, and Curtis (Renita) Brand of Urbandale; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Johnston of Scottsdale, AZ, and Mary Lou (Roger) Jensen of Humboldt; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roger; parents, Leslie and Esther (Chase) Dey; and brother-in-law Kenneth Johnston.

     Donna Lee Dey Brand was born October 17, 1937 at Mitchellville, Iowa. She graduated from Callender High School in Callender, with the Class of 1955.  Donna was a teenage polio survivor.  On July 28, 1957 she was united in marriage to Roger D. Brand in Somers.  The couple made their home on a farm near Somers.  Donna and Roger enjoyed wintering in Texas and being with friends and family, and most of all serving the Lord.  Roger passed away in 2014.  She was a member of the Somers United Methodist Church, where she played the organ and piano. Donna also loved gardening, playing bridge, going to garage sales, cooking, and anything and everything purple.

Funeral Services
10:00 a.m. - Saturday
June 19, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Rev. Nathan Nielson
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
June 18, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa


Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 12:50 PM
“Rick, Curt and family, I'm so sorry to find out that Donna has passed away. Your mother was such a nice, kind person to everyone as was Roger who I just found out had also passed away. You truly had the best parents! My thoughts are with your family. ”
- Lisa (Beecher) Turner

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 4:39 PM
“nosipren prednisona 20 mg”
- Engable

Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 8:11 PM
“So many good memories of both Donna & Roger, sending peace & sympathy to all the family.”
- Janice Wetter

Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 5:08 PM
“Donna will be greatly missed. She was a kind and loving person. Our very first and favorite puppy came from Roger and her in 1963. God comfort you all.”
- Larry & Jean Johnson

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 2:52 PM
“I will dearly miss my friend and her humor. Always the one who kept me in line while playing in our many Bridge games. Hug Roger for Me. Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time. I hope God loves purple!”
- Sharon Williamson

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:04 AM
“Although we never had the opportunity to meet Donna, we are certain she had a kind heart and was a good, caring person just by knowing Rick and hearing about his siblings and family. We are also certain she was very proud of her family and can now rest peacefully without worry or fear. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Rest in peace Donna.”
- Molly & Dave Andresen

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“I am so sorry about Donna's passing. She was so much a part of our growing up. It hurts to lose those special people. ”
- Pat Moeller Wyatt

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:42 PM
“So saddened to hear of Donna's passing. She was an inspiration to both Jeff and I while we were on the ministry team at Somers UMC. ”
- Mary J Patterson

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1:03 PM
“Tammy, Terri, Rick and Curt. My most sincere sympathy to you and your families on the lost of your dear mom. Your parents were very special to us. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Joyce Collier

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:40 AM
“Curt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with your parents. Prayers to you all. Terri Levene Pries”
- Terri Pries

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 9:20 PM
“So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Karen”
- Karen Pope

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