Sister Patricia M. Brandner
April 5, 1927 – November 24, 2018
Sister Patricia M. Brandner, 91, a Sister of St. Joseph for 74 years, entered eternal life at Mount St. Mary’s Convent in Wichita, KS on November 24, 2018.
She was born In New Orleans, LA on May 5, 1927 to William S. Brandner and Norma Marie Schaeffer Brandner. Upon graduation from High School she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in New Orleans on September 8, 1944, professing first vows March 20, 1946 and final vows on August 15. 1949. Sister’s preparation for teaching and school administration included a B.S. in Education, an M.A. in Education followed by Certification in Guidance and Administration from Xavier University in New Orleans. She taught or was administrator of parish schools in the Diocese of New Orleans and Baton Rouge from the late 1940s until 2002 when she resided in Baton Rouge doing Community Service work. Her retirement began at Hundred Oaks in Baton Rouge in 2009 doing community service. This made a number of changes in her personal life. She moved to the Wichita Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 2013 until her death. These years in retirement was filled by prayer ministry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother William S. Brandner.
In addition to members of her religious congregation, she is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and their families.
Homecoming will be Tuesday November 27 at 3:00 p.m. followed by the Wake service at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m. all at Mt. St. Mary’s Convent 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Dear Neighbor Ministries or the Retirement Fund for the Sisters of St. Joseph, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218.
- Homecoming Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
- Wake Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 28, 2018