Edmund E. Brandt, 87

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Edmund E. Brandt, 87, died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.



Edmund E. Brandt was born on April 23, 1927, in Hayward, Minnesota, the son of Ferdinand and Emma (Beuthein) Brandt. Ed attended school in Freeborn and later served his country in the US Army. He enlisted in 1946 and took his basic training at Ft. Louis, Washington. He then was shipped to the Philippines and then to the Palawan Islands. He was discharged on June 1, 1947. On Oct. 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Alberta Fuchs in Austin, Minnesota. The couple lived in Austin, Wells and Albert Lea. Ed worked for Streaters for 33 years as an installation supervisor, woodshop supervisor, and then as the quality control manager. Ed and Alberta enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Hawaii. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and watching all sports. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and having coffee with his friends. Ed was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Legion, Elks and Moose Lodge.

Ed is survived by his wife Alberta; sister Loretta Brandt; children Jerrilyn Warmka, Wells, Minnesota, Karen (Rick) Boyer, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Marty Brandt, Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Robbin (Todd) Weatherly, Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren Corey (Katie), Chris (Heather), Linsey (Travis), Whitney (Chad), Derek, Tracy (Eric), Kelly (Nic); step-grandchildren Erin and Amy; great-grandchildren Hannah, Adyson, Ayla, Anden, Devin, Karli, Kaitlyn, and Keira; step-great-grandchildren Alex and Samantha; many nieces and nephews; and beloved dog Snickers.

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Ed was preceded in death by his parents; son Gary Brandt; daughter Carol Brandt; son-in-law Ed Warmka; four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services for Edmund (Ed) Brandt will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Curtis Zieske will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors accorded by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.