Heidi Krabatsch Brantley, 81, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Monday, September 20,2021.
Heidi was preceded in death by her parents, Franz and Amalie Krabatsch; her beloved husband, SSG John Lester Brantley Jr; her children, Heidi Toy (Kevin) and Thomas Brantley (Teresa); and two grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie and Leonard Cunningham of Fayetteville; son John and Nore Brantley of Fayetteville; son Robert and Lisa Brantley of Rockwell; son David and Sonya Brantley of Germany; son Michael Brantley of Japan; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Heidi was born in the Böhmerwald region of Czechoslovakia, and spent many years in Rötz, Germany. She met and fell in love with a soldier, John Lester Brantley, Jr. at 16 years old. They married in Germany on May 21, 1956, and moved to Fort Campbell, Kentucky in September 1959. She and her two daughters made the transatlantic crossing on the USNS Upshur. She and Lester Jr. raised 7 children before his life was tragically cut short in Vietnam in August 1969. While raising her children, she also lovingly provided care for Gene Forrest. She had a zest for life and an incredibly sharp sense of humor. She had a memory like no other and loved to travel the world. She will be missed by all her beautiful family.
A funeral service will be held Monday, September 27, 2021, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home at 11am. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10am to 10:45am. Burial will follow the service at Raleigh National Cemetery. Rev. John Taylor Brantley officiating.
For Livestream of Service visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81912609522?pwd=L0QrYk5ydjhDazdWR0pNUEVsSkhOdz09
Meeting ID: 819 1260 9522
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