Josepha F. Brandt Bock, age 94, of Rich Fountain, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, at her residence.
Josepha was born on September 21, 1919, in Linn, a daughter to the late John and Mary (Vasen) Reinkemeyer.
On June 17, 1940, in Linn, Josepha was united in marriage to Alfred H. Brandt, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1955. She was then united in marriage on October 16, 1970, in Rich Fountain to Herbert L. Bock, who preceded her in death on October 23, 1993.
Josepha worked as a dairy farmer for over twenty years, served as Deputy County Collector for eleven years and drove a bus for the Fatima School District for about ten years.
Josepha was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain, the Sewing Circle and Western Catholic Union. She was an avid reader, enjoyed quilting, sewing, and fishing. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Josepha is survived by: four sons, Don Brandt and his wife Christy of Linn, Joe Brandt and his wife Darlene of Loose Creek, Tom Brandt and his wife Betty of Linn, and Ralph Brandt and his wife Phyllis of Rich Fountain; three daughters, Joan Backes and her husband Hubert of Loose Creek, Caroline Pearon and her husband Donnie of Linn and Janet Carder and her husband Jim of Russellville; daughter-in-law, Inge Brandt of Loose Creek; thirty grandchildren and fifty two great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Josepha was preceded in death by a son, Richard "Dick" Brandt; two grandchildren, Donna Brandt and Alan Atnip; two great grandchildren, Maggie Brandt and Garrett Atnip; three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with Fr. Philip Niekamp as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sacred Heart School or a charity of the donor's choice.