Funeral Services for Brenda Sue (Reichardt) Frank of Omaha, NE will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning, IA with Mr. Larry Johnson officiating. The service will be livestreamed on Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center’s website at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com under Brenda’s obituary tab. Brenda will be laid to rest at Victoria Cemetery in rural Massena, IA following the service. A luncheon at the Corning Opera House will follow. The family will greet friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, AseraCare Hospice or the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Memories and condolences can be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
With family by her side, Brenda Sue (Reichardt) Frank passed away peacefully on November 18, 2022, at the age of 72. She faced cancer with grit and grace, just as she navigated life. Brenda remained steadfast in her faith, listened to old hymns often, and believed she was in the palm of God’s hands.
Brenda was born on June 3, 1950, in Creston, IA to proud parents, Donald F. Reichardt and Betty Jean (Weeks) Reichardt. Growing up, she enjoyed swim, dance, and piano lessons, slumber parties, school activities, and babysitting. Brenda attended Sunday School and was baptized at the age of 11 at the First Baptist Church in Corning, IA. Family gatherings were commonplace and often resulted in plenty of shenanigans with her siblings and cousins.
Brenda graduated from Corning High School in 1968 and remained close to many of her mighty, mighty Red Raider classmates. After high school, she took classes at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, IA and worked at Look Magazine and the Omaha World Herald. Brenda cherished this time in her life and many of her roommates and girlfriends became life-long friends.
Brenda married Kregg C. Frank on July 1, 1972, and the couple soon welcomed a daughter, Dana Jo and a son, Ryan Kregg. Brenda was a dedicated, loving mother and her children were her pride and joy! She supported her husband in building a business in Lake View, IA, worked with the Lake View Auburn school district for 20 years, and was later employed at the Jewish Community Center in Omaha, NE for 23 years. Brenda enjoyed working, adored her colleagues over the years, and only recently retired. Being a mama was her most treasured role.
Brenda lived generously, loved with her whole heart, and laughed out loud when something tickled her. She saw the best in people no matter the circumstance, forgave quickly, and spoke highly of everyone she met. Brenda had a special knack for making each acquaintance feel like the most important person in her world. She had many talents and interests including gardening, playing cards, cake decorating, ceramics, Pilates, crafts, clowning around, and the Red Hat Society. Brenda had a selfless spirit of service, evidenced by the countless lives she impacted.
Brenda was predeceased by her infant brother, Roger Reichardt; father, Donald Reichardt; mother, Betty (Weeks) Reichardt; and sister, Karla (Reichardt) Detty. She is survived by her brother, Dennis Reichardt and wife, Betsy, of Corning, IA; sister, Lana Reichardt, of Omaha, NE; daughter, Dana (Frank) Brannon and husband, Stephen, of Omaha, NE; son, Ryan Frank, of Urbandale, IA; grandson, Travis Brannon, and wife, Nicole, and son, Aiden, of Omaha, NE; granddaughter, Jennifer (Brannon) Monestero and husband, Will, of Papillion, NE; and will be deeply missed by numerous extended family members and friends.