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DR. WILLIAM E. BRANDT, M.D., 87, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a General, Thoracic and Cardiovas cular Surgeon for over 40 years, and helped many people along the way. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Wayne Country Club, American Legion Post 82, V.F.W. 857, 4th Degree K of C Life Member 451, Fort Wayne and Allen County Medical Society and Past President of St. Joseph Hospital. He was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Surviving are his wife, Marybelle "Joan" Brandt; sons, William H. Brandt of Fort Wayne and Michael E. Brandt of Monroe, Mich.; daughters, Sandra Brandt (Paul) Brugge of Clarendon Hills, Ill. and Susan Brandt (Bryce) Dorst of Danville, Calif.; grandchildren, Eric James Brugge, Rachel Kay Brugge, Allyssa Marie Dorst and Leah Nicole Dorst; brother, Robert T. (Patte) Brandt of Hot Springs, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Diedrich H. and Grace Rohrer Brandt; and brother, Diedrich H. Brandt III. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. Fr. Mark Davis officiating. Calling also from2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with a Vigil at 7:30 p.m. Entombment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Matthew 25. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 24, 2013