Milwaukee- April Joy Brand, died young at 58 years old
unexpectedly on April 13, 2020 at St Luke’s Hospital in
Milwaukee, with her sister and daughter at her side. She was
born in Chicago, on April 19, 1961, the daughter of Robert Peter
and Marcia Jean (Rathburn) Piek.
April lived in Milwaukee all her life. April completed 9 th grade at
Fritsche Middle school. She married and divorced at a young
age and had her first daughter, Michelle. April later found the
“love of her life,” Albert D. Davis. She later had three daughters
with Albert; Laura, Julia and Kayla.
April was predeceased by her parents and Albert. Surviving
family include her daughters; Michelle Arredondo (Piek) and
spouse Jose, Laura Davis, Kayla Kasprzak and Julia Kasprzak;
sister Gloria Lemke and spouse Ken, brothers Charles Piek and
David Piek and spouse Cathy; three grand-children, Alison,
Keith and Adrian; nieces and nephews and extended family and
April loved her children and family. April enjoyed family
holidays when her children were young and played cards
(poker) with the Davis family for many years. April had a fun
and humorous personality, always joking around. April was
outgoing and friendly. Her sister remembers her as a risk taker,
adventurous growing up together. If you knew April, you would
often hear her say since Alberts passing in 2012, how much she
missed him every day and that it hurt. Knowing April is with
Albert brings peace to her family at this time. Rest in peace
April, you are loved by your family and will be missed.
No funeral services will be scheduled at this time due to the
current pandemic. Future services to be arranged at a later
time. Interment is planned to be at Albert’s side at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.