Charles Joe Niebrand, 71


Charles "Joe" Niebrand, 71, of Shipman, died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at 2:40 p.m. at his residence.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial was at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill. Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill assisted the family with arrangements.

 Mr. Niebrand was born on May 5, 1948, in Litchfield, to Frank Gregory and Amelia Catherine (Tiona) Niebrand. He married Janet Snyders on October 9, 1971, in Grafton. Mr. Niebrand was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.  He was a former alderman for Shipman and a retired administrator for the U.S. National Guard. 

Mr. Niebrand was a member of the Shipman Volunteer Fire Department, the Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department, the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie, Rusty Zipper Club of Shipman, Masonic Lodge of Bunker Hill and Gillespie, and Shipman Lions Club. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled Veterans.

He is survived by his wife; 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; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Frank Niebrand, Jr.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Hospital, Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department or the donor's choice. Condolences may be left online at


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