Funeral services for Edmund "Ed" Brandt will be held Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Pastor Curtis Zieske will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors accorded by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard.
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Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea, and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Online condolences are welcome at bayviewfuneral.com.
Ed died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Edmund E. Brandt was born April 23, 1927, in Hayward, Minn., the son of Ferdinand and Emma (Beuthein) Brandt. Ed attended school in Freeborn and later served his country in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1946 and took his basic training at Ft. Louis, Wash. 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. 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, Karen (Rick) Boyer, Albert Lea, Marty Brandt, Albert Lea and Robbin (Todd) Weatherly, Rochester; 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.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gary Brandt, daughter, Carol Brandt, son-in-law, Ed Warmka, four brothers and five sisters.
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1415 Hwy 13 N Albert Lea, MN 56007
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Aug. 12, 2014