JACKSONVILLE - Mary passed away on September 12, 2020, suddenly and unexpectedly at home with her husband Joel at her side.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 6:00 PM September 17, 2020 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.
Mary was born in the Twin Cities Minnesota area. She graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in Lindstrom MN, and started a family with Joel. She then joined the US Navy, serving for 24 years at six duty stations, from Hawaii to the United Kingdom, and served two deployments to Iraq and one at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. She retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 2014 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where they live today.
Mary is survived by her husband Joel Brandenburg, her daughters Victoria Brandenburg and Tanya Rodriguez, her granddaughters Aria and Elena Rodriguez, her mother Genevieve Weiss, and sister Deanne Raikes, and is loved by many siblings-in-law.
The family will receive friends before the service from 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
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