Ray Brandl

May 2, 1934May 15, 2018

Ray Brandl, 84, of Newburgh, IN, formerly of Neenah, WI, passed away at his home May 15, 2018. He was born in Wausau, WI on May 2, 1934 to the late Raymond and Hildegard Brandl.

He served as a Tank Commander in the U.S. Army. Ray was a member of the Evansville Songfellows, Knights of Columbus, and Boonville Country Club. He was a long-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he sang in the choir. Ray was involved in many organizations and charities. He was most fond of the Special Olympics in which his son, Brian, competed both in state and national competitions. He enjoyed a long career at the Menasha Corporation in Neenah, WI before he relocated to Evansville, IN where he enjoyed a career in real estate and was a member of the National Realtor’s Association.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Eleanor M. “Ellie” Brandl; infant son, Timothy; and brother-in-law, “Smitty.”

He is survived by daughters, Amy Clifford (Bill), Lori Whittle (Don); sons, Chris Brandl (Mary Beth), Brian Brandl; grandchildren, Olivia Helander, Nick Helander, John Whittle, Jacqueline Whittle, Ryan Brandl, Stephanie Brandl; sister, Blanche Smith; and brother, Jerry Brandl. He was expecting his first great-granddaughter in August.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church officiated by Fr. John Pfister with burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit 4-7 PM on Friday at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church Fund.


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ray Brandl

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June 3, 2018

Ray, a classmate with class. A GREAT buddy that will always be remembered for his friendliness and never with not a thing to say or talk about. Will miss him even though we did not see each other over the past few years. The family has our deepest condolences in the loss of Ray. Bob & Mary Lee Hoffman

Paul Konetzke

May 28, 2018

- from Menasha, Wis.

A little late, I see, but please let me extend my condolences to Ray's family as well. Ray's mother-in-law, Eleanor Bednaroski, was my mother's older sister. Ray's Eleanor was my cousin, and I remember visiting them in Indiana with my parents long, long ago. I'm very sorry to read of Ray's passing.

Francis and Mary Lemley

May 17, 2018

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and pray the Lord will comfort you and your families as you mourn his loss. Our deepest sympathy.

Fr. John Boeglin

May 17, 2018

Dear Brandl Family, I want to extend my sympathy to all of you. Your father came twice a year to visit me in Dubois County while I have been since I left St. Johns in 1987. He belonged to a group of friends who came to visit me twice yearly. In fact, I think that I officiated a wedding in your family some years ago. I have many pleasant memories of your mom and dad while I was at St. John from 1979 thru 1987. I would love to hear from someone in the family. Take care of Brian. He will miss his father. If someone would like to contact me, my email I am now pastor of Holy Family Church 950 E Church Ave Jasper, Indiana 45746. I cannot attend your dad's funeral while I have 2 weddings on Saturday.