Robert H. "Bob" Brandt
88, of 1490 SR 643 Baltic, went home to be the Lord Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. at Walnut Hills Nursing Home with his family at his side. He was born May 29, 1924 in Cleveland to the late Herman A. and Ella A. Fischer Brandt. In 1947 he married the late Ethel E. Pokorny in Cleveland. Bob served his country three years in the US Marine Corp during World War II. He worked for 27 years as a bakery driver salesman for American Bakeries (Taystee Bread, Grennan Cake) in Cleveland and also for Nickles, Frito Lay, Tip Top and Schwabel bakeries. After ten years with Hillside Dairy he retired in 1987, moved to Holmes County and spent many good years transporting Amish folks in Holmes County. He was a long time member of Friendship Mennonite Church in Bedford Hts., Ohio, until he became a member of Walnut Creek Mennonite Church where he served as an elder, Sunday School Superintendent and on other committees.
Surviving is his beloved wife, Lovina Troyer Brandt, whom he married June 13, 1987. Also surviving are his four children, Kathy A. (Vlado) Cerman of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Robert H. (Paulette) Brandt II of Macedonia; Daniel J. Brandt of Cuyahoga Falls; and Steven C. (Yvonne) Brandt of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Daniel J. (Deborah) Cerman of Ft. Collins, Colo., Paul (Amy) Cerman of Bremmerton, Washington; Robert H. (Mary Kahl) Brandt III of Twin Falls, Jessica J. Brandt of Macedonia, Amber (Cesar) Torres of Tuscon, Ariz., April (Ryan) Moeritz of Tallmadge; one step-grandson Wayne Price of Phoenix; four great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys (Bill) Vetter of Cape Coral, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Russell Brandt.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with Pastors Ross Miller and Dan Owalabi officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and on Thursday from 10-11 at the church prior to services. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Missions Fund, PO Box 182, Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687 or Hospice of Holmes County, 1633 S. Washington St., Millersburg, Ohio 44654. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Published in The Times Reporter on Apr. 1, 2013