In loving memory of

Brandi Jane Pals
August 31, 2000 - January 7, 2021

Brandi Jane Pals, 20, of Clear Lake, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born on August 31, 2000, in Mason City, Iowa, to Thomas Pals and Shelly (Jordahl) Wander.

Brandi attended elementary school in Clear Lake. She then moved to Alexander and attended CAL Community School in Latimer until she graduated in 2018. Brandi was attending NIACC, working towards a degree in Social Work and Human Resource. She always had a passion for making a difference in the lives of others and would go out of her way to do so.

In high school, she played volleyball, was a cheerleader, played flute, sang in the choir, and participated in Iowa All-State, small and large groups, musicals and honor choirs. Brandi previously worked at Dudley's Corner in Latimer, the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond, and the Heritage Care & Rehabilitation Center in Mason City. She most recently worked at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake as a CNA. She loved her job and loved helping others.

Brandi enjoyed going to the lake, attending concerts, and being with her family and friends. She was very adventurous, outgoing and enjoyed traveling, taking the time to visit numerous states around the United States, as well as visiting Canada and the Dominican Republic.

Brandi is survived by her father Thomas Pals (Monica) of Alexander, mother Shelly (Allen) Wander of Clear Lake, brothers Robert Pals and Brandon Flurer, step-sister Ashley (Tyler) Ezarski and family, step-brother Adam Wander and family, grandmother Linda (Brunsvold) Edwards of Scottsdale, Arizona, maternal step-grandmother Linda Jordahl of Forest City, and boyfriend Adalberto "Junior" Sepulveda. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by all of her great-grandparents, paternal grandparents Butch and Susan Pals, maternal grandfather Weldon Jordahl, maternal step-grandfather Evan Edwards, along with several aunts, cousins and relatives.

She was a loving person, had a huge heart, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Those in attendance are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place in the Meservey Cemetery.

Friends and family will also have the opportunity to join Brandi's service virtually via "Zoom" on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. To join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 847 6115 9188
Passcode: 634454


Nina pals. wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"We are so sorry about Brandi. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Jo Pals"

Maxine & Harold Beckner wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Shelly, Harold and I wish you and your family peace and comfort as you grieve for Brandi. We are so very sorry for your loss. "

Sue Smeenk wrote on Jan 12, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. Tom and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue (Weide) Smeenk"

CATHY KRUSE wrote on Jan 12, 2021:


Melissa Paris wrote on Jan 11, 2021:

"Forever in our hearts. Miss seeing your smile kid"

Joe and Charlotte ,Abigail Pannhoff wrote on Jan 10, 2021:

"Prayers go out to Brandis family.."

Sheryl Pinkham wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of Brandi's passing. She was such a big part of our family. She spent many days and nights with us and if she was not here she was with Brandi at your home. She was such a great friend to Katelyn. They spent much time swimming at David's mom's place at the Harbourage and playing at Barb's place with the troll dolls. Brandi was one of the girls at Oakwood that helped to care for my mother in law and they enjoyed catching up on the time she spent at her place. You raised a very caring beautiful girl and she will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sheryl Pinkham "

Sheri Weaver-Isvik wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"The Oakwood Care Center team and residents are saddened at the passing of our co-worker and friend, Brandi. Her beautiful smile and spirit will truly be missed, as well as her gentle and compassionate care for our residents. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers of comfort to all who knew and loved her. Sheri Weaver-Isvik, Administrator, and the Oakwood Team and residents. "

Cindy Kotajarvi wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"I had the honor of working with Brandi this past year. Her spirit, and her family's deep sense of caring and love will forever be remembered. Cindy, OT"

Terry Long wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"So So sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for you. She was a beautiful gal. Terry and Lois Long"