Charles “Joe” Niebrand, 71 of Shipman, died at his residence on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 2:40 p.m. He was born on May 5, 1948, in Litchfield to Frank Gregory Niebrand and Amelia Catherine (Tiona) Niebrand. He married Janet (Snyders) Niebrand on October 9, 1971, in Grafton.
He was a retired administrator for National Guard. Charles was a veteran of the US Army after having served during Vietnam. He was a member of the Shipman Volunteer Fire Department, Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department, VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie, Rusty Zipper Club of Shipman, Masonic Lodge of Bunker Hill and Gillespie, Shipman Lions Club and a life member of the Disabled Veterans. He was also a former alderman of Shipman.
He is survived by his spouse, Janet Niebrand of Shipman; children, Teresa (Darren) Dankenbring of Shipman and Michael (Amy) Niebrand of Dorchester; grandchildren, Collin Dankenbring, Colby Dankenbring, Ethan Niebrand, and Evan Niebrand; sisters, Catherine (Dennis) Nobbe of Glen Carbon and Ann Marie (Roger) Parr of Mason City, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Frank Niebrand, Jr.
Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Memorial services are Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Hospital, Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department or Donor’s Choice. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.