Brandi Jane Pals, 20, Clear Lake, died Jan. 7, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester due to complications from an auto accident in February 2020.
Brandi was born Aug. 31, 2000 in Mason City to Thomas Pals and Shelly (Jordahl) Wander. She attended elementary school in Clear Lake, then moved to Alexander and attended CAL Schools in Latimer, graduating in 2018. Brandi was attending NIACC, working on a degree in social work and human resources. 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, Brandi played volleyball, was a cheerleader, played the flute, sang in the choir, and participated in Iowa All-State, small and large groups, musicals and honor choirs. She had worked at Dudley’s Corner in Latimer, the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond, Heritage Care Center in Mason City, and Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake as a CNA.
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 in the U.S. as well as visiting Canada and the Dominican Republic.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Butch and Susan Pals; maternal grandfather Weldon Jordahl; and maternal step-grandfather Evan Edwards.
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, AZ, maternal step-grandmother Linda Jordahl of Forest City; and boyfriend Adalberto “Junior” Sepulveda.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday. Burial will take place in the Meservey Cemetery. Those in attendance will be required to wear a facemask and practice social distancing.
Friends and family will have the opportunity to join Brandi’s service online via Zoom. For a link, visit the Sietsema Vogel website.