Please Accept Our Condolences and Sympathies

Susan Elaine Brandau

Susan Elaine Brandau

November 10, 1942 - July 26, 2022


  • Date: July 31, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Champion Funeral Home - Osage, Iowa

Funeral Service

  • Date: August 1, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Eden Presbyterian Church - Rudd, Iowa


  • Location: Eden Presbyterian Cemetery - Rudd, Iowa

Susan Elaine Brandau, 79, of Osage died July 26, 2022 at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022 at Eden Presbyterian Church, Rudd with Pastor Dixie Laube officiating. A visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Champion Funeral Home, Osage. Burial will take place at Eden Presbyterian Cemetery Susan Elaine (Apel) Brandau was born November 10, 1942 in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Ervin and Velda (Gage) Apel. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1961. On September 1, 1962, she married Loren Brandau at the United Methodist Church in Charles City. She worked at White Farm, Mitchell County Press News and Osage Community Schools. She was an active member of Eden Presbyterian Church. Sue enjoyed spending time with her family and playing cards. Susan is survived by her: children, Curtis Brandau of Rudd, Jerry (Lisa) Brandau of Osage, Scott Brandau of Osage; grandchildren, Daniel (Natalie) Brandau of Powell Butte, Oregon, Jennifer (John) Eggena of Greene, Alicia (Ryan) Fischer of Owatonna, Minnesota, Brian (Heather) Brandau of Plymouth, Minnesota, David (Jessica) of Osage, former exchange student Axel Schroeder, Sidney, Samantha, Sawyer and Seger Brandau of Osage; great-grandchildren, Matilda, Emma and Clayton Brandau, Lily, Henry, Loren, Leroy, Ervin Eggena, Frederick, Hazel and Amalia Brandau, Aliah, Braydon and Paycen Fischer; sister, JoAnn (Duane) Wood of Dauphin Island, Alabama; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her: husband, Loren Brandau; her parents; and her brother, Ronald Apel. Masks are optional for those who would like to wear one.


  • Mike Hinrichsen

  • Donna Burkhardt

  • Carolyn Brandau

  • Dave and Kathy Stauffer

  • Pam Blomgren Whitson

  • no name

  • no name


Leave A Condolence


Light A Candle With Your Message


Light A Candle With Your Message



Dave and Kathy Stauffer

July 30, 2022 - 2:24 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our thoughts and prayers. Sue was a fine lady and a friend.

Sandra Mcdermott

July 30, 2022 - 12:48 PM

I am so sorry for all of you. We did not see Sue as often as we should of, but when we did it was fun with no lack of conversation. We are saddened that our last get together did not work out. I will not be able to attend the services but I will be thinking of all of you. And of Sue reuniting with Loren with a smile on her face and her tears washed away.

Kristen Dupont

July 29, 2022 - 7:37 AM

Our condolences on the loss of your mother. Sue will be deeply missed. She was a very special friend to mom( Karen Smith) as well as myself!! Many wonderful times and memories with your family!! Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. Kris (Smith) Dupont

James and Deb Gage

July 28, 2022 - 4:06 PM

JoAnn and Duane, and family and friends, So sorry that Susan has passed. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are being extended. As you share, talk, and remember, may you truly find that one you loved so much is still living in your "hearts". God is our refuge.....Psalms 46:1 Loving memories and our Father above will carry you through difficult "time" . Jim and Deb Gage Ankeny, Iowa

Recent Services

If you have just lost a loved one, please accept our condolences and sympathies. Our obituaries page is a resource for you to locate information about our current services or browse through our past services. You can start a search below if you know the name of the person you are looking for.

Click To See All

Funeral Services

Funeral Services

There are a growing number of options available when seeking to preplan and prepay someone's final wishes. We're here to tailor a plan that's right for your specific needs.

Preplan A Funeral

Preplan A Funeral

There are a growing number of options available when seeking to preplan and prepay someone's final wishes. We're here to tailor a plan that's right for your specific needs.

Grief and Guidence

Grief Guidance

Do you need someone to come alongside during the grieving process? We can direct you to further resources and support for help.

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Local florists are available to arrange and deliver flowers. Most florists will also deliver to the funeral home, church, or to other locations.

Subscribe To Our Obituary Notifications

Join and when an Obituary is posted to our site we will notify you by email.