Edward R. Brandt

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Wish I could have spent more time with Ed. He had such a wealth of knowledge in German Mennonite history and could always fill in the blanks. My deepest sympathies, Marie, to you and the family.

My sympathies to Ed's family.

What an honor it is to read this extraordinarily loving tribute to what was a beyond extraordinary human being. We can all learn from this tireless, focused, compassionate man's life on earth.

Dear Marie and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Since I have been out of the country for several years I did not realize Ed was so ill. May you and your children find comfort in knowing that Ed will be missed in the German genealogy community. Sincerely, Pat Lowe

I was just looking at a photo of Marie and Ed at our home for an evening with one of our MGS speakers! So sorry to hear of the news of Ed's passing. What a great and interesting life he had.
Bergetta Monte (an MGS friend)

I remember Ed from early (70s, 80s) organizational meetings dealing with German studies and language. Always pleasant, he was also a humble representative of what is best in academia. His writings will remain a strong witness of his dedication to learning and humanity.

Nancy Altman-Zuber and Del Smith well remember Ed from all the Germanic Interest Group meetings in the 80s and 90s. We were both on the board twenty or so years ago. We appreciate his many contributions to Germanic Genealogy.

On behalf of the Minnesota North Star Chapter - Germans from Russia, please accept our condolences. Edward R Brandt was an early and valued member of our local organization. His legacy as a teacher and researcher will benefit future generations.

Ed was always willing to answer questions and help the beginners. He will be missed. My sympathy to his family.
Betty Dols


Edward's Obituary

Edward Brandt passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on January 20, 2013.