Charles ‘Chuck’ Brandt, 75

Published 9:46 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Charles ‘Chuck’ Brandt, 75

Charles ‘Chuck’ Brandt, 75

Charles ‘Chuck’ Brandt, 75, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at his home.

Charles Nicholas was born July 17, 1941 in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Harvey and Anna (Stender) Brandt. A 1959 Austin High School graduate, Chuck attended Austin Junior College and worked at Woolworth Company from 1960-1967. He then went to work for Ben Franklin, purchasing the Austin store in the late 1960’s. The store closed in 1985, at which time Chuck began working for Sterling Drug. His career with Sterling lasted 30 years, until he retired in 2015.

On June 16, 1962, Chuck and Dianne Kuntz were united in marriage at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple raised two children. A lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and a past member of the Lion’s Club, Chuck enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and taking casino trips. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

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Chuck is survived by his wife Dianne Brandt of Austin; his children Debra (Mark) Brekke of Austin and Steven (Jennifer) Brandt of Holman, Wisconsin; 6 grandchildren Jeffery, Robert, Heather, Daniel, Emily and Jada; seven great-grandchildren Natasha, Chloe, Kiyah, Natalie, Emma, Aubree Liviana, and another one due in February 2017; two brothers Robert (Sonja) Brandt of Savage, Minnesota,and Wayne (Francie) Brandt of Austin; sisters-in-law Karen (Duane) Sibbers of Cadott, Wisconsin and Nancy Kuntz of Caldwell, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Anna Brandt and his brother-in-law Ray Kuntz.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Robert Bailey officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Hormel Institute, the American Diabetes Association, or recipient of donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at