Angela "Angie" Brandl. Dearest niece of the late Verna Brandl, Rosemary Brandl, and Peg Dillon; dear cousin of Patricia Brandl, and Rosemary Stark. Preceded in death by her parents, Angela and Stanley Czapalski; grandparents, Veronica "Vera" and Joseph Brandl and Anna and Julius Czapalski; uncles, Joseph and Thomas Brandl; cousins, Richard, Ricky, Timothy, Joseph, and Michael Brandl. Godmother of Annette Boarini, Kathy Clemente, and Bridget Burke; dear friend of the extended Boarini, Brandl, Clemente, Dillon, Hogg, Idstein, McArdle, O'Malley, Thomson, and Venn families and Barbara Winikates and the late Louise Baumstark.
Angie, a cerebral palsy victim, since birth, made all the Chicago newspapers on March 7, 1939, as her mother had died prior to her being delivered by an unknown intern at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston.
Angie was raised by her grandparents and lived most of her life with her aunt - "stand-in" mother, best friend Verna Brandl, in Norwood Park until 1968 and then in Park Ridge until 2016. She attended Immaculate Conception School, Resurrection Academy, Mt. St. Mary Academy in St. Charles, graduated from Resurrection High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida. While at Barry, she was the Editor of the campus newspaper for two years.
After a few years at Fetter's Storage Warehouse, where she did general office work, Angie moved on to Ben Franklin Stores in 1964, progressing from Rent Clerk to Financial Manager. She retired in 1993, yet continued working part time until 2008.
She was active in Girl Scouting from age 12 and remained an active member of the Alumni group of Troop 1 in Chicago, who met several times a year and took interesting trips.
Along with Verna and Merikay Idstein, Angie took many trips to Western Europe and enjoyed stays at their vacation home in St. Germain, Wisconsin. Angie never forgot to commemorate a birthday with a card.
Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Center of Concern, 1665 Elk Blvd, Des Plaines, IL 60016, www.centerofconcern.org, are appreciated.