David Brandt, resident of Big Lake, passed away on the morning of February 21st, 2013 after a brave, two-year struggle with cancer.

He was born on July 28, 1965 in Sedro-Woolley and lived in Skagit Valley the rest of his life.

During his school years, Dave excelled at sprinting. He was a hard worker, known by some of his closer construction companions as "the sun god". He was also known as an excellent gardener and for his love for animals.

Dave will be remembered by family and friends as a good man who was kind, considerate, and a good listener.

Dave, a son, brother and uncle is missed very much. He is survived by his mother Gloria Brandt, brother Jim Brandt and his wife Emma and their children Hector and Mariana Brandt, sister Kristen Brandt, all of Big Lake, and father Rich Brandt of Burlington, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the Seattle and Longview areas.

Donations may be sent to an animal shelter to support homeless and mistreated animals.