PORTAGEVILLE -- Frank Henry Brands, 96, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Center.
Born Jan. 18, 1910, in Leopold, son of the late Theodore and Sena Elfrink Brands Sr., he was a retired farmer and a member of St. Eustachius Church in Portageville.
On Oct. 7, 1936, in Glennon, he married Anna Arnzer who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kathryn and Terry McCrate of Portageville; two brothers, Henry Brands and Herman Brands of Portageville; two sisters, Florence Scherer of Portageville and Lucy Savat of Poplar Bluff; and two grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, seven great-
grandchildren and five great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Frank Brands on June 30, 1938, and Joseph Jerome Brands on Sept. 6, 1984; one brother, Theodore "T" Brands on May 30, 1992; and three sisters, Elizabeth Florence Brands on Aug. 11, 1916; Nora Scherer on Dec. 11, 1952, and Jane Florence Priggel on Dec. 9, 2004.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Allan Saunders at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Eustachius Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jerry Scherer, David Brands, Mark Brands, Joe Scherer, Roger Arnzer, Joe Paul Priggel, Ed Arnzer and Russell Savat.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Bub Lafont, Paul Phillips, J.D. Patton, George Killion, Parrish McCrate, Ardin Simmons, Carrol LeSieur, Sam Pikey, Jerome Ellis, Jim Foster, Darvich Becissink and Joe Walters.
may be made to
St. Eustachius School Endowment
200 West 4th St.
Portageville, MO 63873