Reva “Arlene” Brand was born October 10, 1933, to Gerrit and Gertie (Slycord) Beyer, in her parents’ home in Taintor, Iowa. She passed away at Park Centre in Newton on September 3, 2020.
Arlene attended school in Sully and was a 1951 graduate of Sully High School. On January 1, 1952, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Brand in The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union they were blessed with three children: Gale, Dale, and Lisa.
Arlene and Lloyd were always together! She was a homemaker and helped him on the farm. Her family meant the world to her. She was a loving, self-less, humble woman who was always joyful. She lived to serve and care for others, and she especially loved little children. Arlene also loved to tease and joke and she was a competitive card player. She collected antiques, and deer and dog dishes. She enjoyed attending country music concerts at Lake Rathbun and on Branson vacations. She and Lloyd started attending church at the Sully Meeting Room and then joined the First Baptist Church in Pella.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lloyd, and their family:
Gale and Brent Larsen, Grinnell
Dale and Tana Brand, Sully
Eric and Faye Brand
Carter and Abigail
Cory and Heidi Brand
Braxton, Breckyn, Brooks and Briar
The late Lisa and Ron Jansen, Pella
Garret Jansen and fiancée Hannah Stewart
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Lisa Jansen, and her sisters: Dorothy (Andrew) Van Zee, Mary (Bill) Stewart, and her brothers: Charly (Elotia) Beyer, and Carrol (Mary Lou) Beyer.
The funeral will be Livestream on the Garden Chapel Facebook page.
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Wesley Life Hospice
Lisa Jansen Memorial Scholarship