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Ralph E. Brandt

Sun City, AZ

Ralph E. Brandt, 74, of Sun City, Arizona, died June 9, 2012 at the Sun City Arizona Hospice after suffering with COPD for many years. Born, November 20, 1937 in Atchison, KS and graduated from Atchison High School in 1955.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958. On March 22, 1973 he married Judy Schwabbauer Johnson.

Ralph operated the barber shop in the Fort Des Moines Hotel in Des Moines, IA in the 1970's. His career with Northwest Airlines was from 1976 until 1993. In 2002, he and his wife, Judy retired to Sun City, AZ. Ralph had an immense love of golf that gave him tremendous enjoyment in his retirement years.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Judy; children; Debi, Diane, Don, Jeff and Jodi; seven grandchildren; sister, Barbara Berry; brother, Jack Brandt; sister-in-law, Janet Hildreth, Jackie Tempel; many nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Charles.

Published in Des Moines Register on June 14, 2012
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