Baptized into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection on Monday, September 18, 2023.
Loving son of the late Elmer and Ida Brandhorst (nee Sommers); beloved husband of Janet Brandhorst (nee Bruckner) of 67 years; dearest father of Mark (Sally) Brandhorst, Kim (Kirk) Hood, the late Vickie (Mark) Durham and Baby Boy Brandhorst; dear grandpa of Jessica (Surfairr) Squire, Daniel (Molly) Brandhorst, Ashleigh, Taylor, Rebecca Hood, Joshua Burrows, Areanna Hood, Erin (Daniel) Hale, Kristopher (Beth) Durham, Lindsey (Steven) King, Ryan Durham; great-grandpa of Brynn, Cole, Parker, Paizley, Samantha (Elijah), Daniel (Crystal), Victoria, Alex, Isabella, Charleena, Corwyn, Lillianna, Gabriella, Maryiah, Kristian, Jenna, Becca, Hanna, Katelyn, Austin, Allison, Leelind; great-great-grandpa of Gracelyn, Ronan and Daniel III; brother of Anita (the late Dick) Eime, Jackie (Dennis) Waldmann, Gerri (the late Richard) Ewertz, Elmer (Val) Brandhorst, the late Dorothy (Craig) McLeskey; brother-in-law of Robert (Melody) Bruckner and the late Betty (Bill) Spencer; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many.
Joe was an all star soccer player in high school which began his love for all sports. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling on leagues with his friends. His favorite sports team was The St. Louis Cardinals. He loved to dance and travel with his wife, Janet. He was able to visit all 50 states during their vacations. He thought it was important to take family vacations with his wife and children. He loved to listen to country music especially Patsy Cline on these road trips.
Service Monday, September 25, 11:30 a.m. at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate/ and/or National MS Society, 10420 Old Olive St. Rd. #300, St. Louis, MO 63141. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/