Loriene L. Brandt, 94

Published 7:58 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Loriene L. Brandt, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Loriene L. Brandt, 94

Loriene Laverne Hanson was born April 9, 1923, at Fertile, Minnesota, the daughter of Engvald and Anna (Nielson) Hanson. She grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. Loriene married Glenn M. Brandt on Nov. 8, 1942, at the First United Methodist Church in Austin. She worked as a cook with the Austin Public School System, working mainly at Banfield and Southgate schools.

Loriene was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. She was active in UMW and worked at the annual chicken and biscuit dinner and bazaar. She loved to bake and decorate cakes. She made wedding cakes for many area brides over the years. She also did ceramics, but her love of cooking and baking had her preparing and hosting the family holidays. The Brandts enjoyed traveling and would spend one week fishing and another traveling with the family to other states. After retirement, Glenn and Loriene would spend a month or so in Arizona during the winter.

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Loriene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn; infant son, Steven Brandt; sisters, Blanche Zirath, Mary Arlene Lysne and Marilyn Anderson; and brothers, Virgil Tipton, Marvin Tipton and Wallace Hanson.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Fred) Ekrem, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Glenda Brandt, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Brian Brandt, Austin, and Lynette (Mike) Bartesch, Austin; grandchildren, David (Maggie) Ekrem, Daniel (Lisa) Ekrem, Johanna Ekrem, Janelle (David) Lewison, Andrea (Chris) Brown, and Katy (Brandon) Parr; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert Myhre, Belle Vista, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Peg Johnson, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Tamke officiating. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.