Leona Brandhof, 83, of Mitchellville, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at The Shores in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service was Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church with burial following at Waveland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to My Brother’s Keeper and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Martin and Marie (Maasdam) Vanden Hoek, Leona was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Killduf. She attended school in Killduf and graduated from Sully High School. On Dec. 24, 1953, she was united in marriage to John Edward Brandhof. Leona stayed at home to raise their family and truly enjoyed helping Ed with the farming, especially during harvest season. Leona was a member of the Prairie City Christian Reformed Church, where she played the organ and was involved with My Brother’s Keeper and The Gospelettes. Leona loved playing music and could play several instruments. She also enjoyed working at the polling site for local elections.
Those left to honor her memory include her two sons, Duane (Brenda) Brandhof and John Brandhof, both of Mitchellville; four grandchildren, Julie (Erik) Nikkel, Doug (Katie) Brandhof, Dan (fiancé Ahna) Brandhof and Austin (Autumn) Brandhof; six great-grandchildren, Mallory, Madison, Everlee, Vanden, Marley and Karsyn. Also surviving are her siblings, June Ver Woert of Newton, Marlene (Harvey) Beyer of Monroe, Eleanor (Gene) Jansen of Sully, Vernon (Tina) Vanden Hoek of Lynville, Gerald (Linda) Vanden Hoek of Texas and Ramona (Art) Cooper of Newton; and a special friend, Hugh Cooper. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; two brothers, William and a still born brother.