McFarland - Gordon L. Brandt, age 72, passed away, surrounded by his family, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born in Madison on August 17, 1939, a son of Chester and Beatrice (Wold) Brandt. On July 28, 1962, he was united in marriage to Carol Gjermo in Stoughton. Gordon served his country in the Army. He worked as a Social Service Specialist for the State of Wisconsin for 40 years, retiring in 2000. Gordon was a lifelong McFarland resident, a member of McFarland Lutheran Church, and a past district governor (1994-1996) of Wisconsin Lions Club. He served on the Village of McFarland Street and Utility Committee and Public Safety Committee, and was a member of the American Legion. He loved to travel, and always enjoyed taking the scenic route. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, softball, bowling, and hockey games. He also enjoyed golf, though you'd never know it if you went golfing with him!
He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Susan (Steven) Weinberger; sons, Steven (Julie), Ron, and Randy (Dione) Brandt; grandchildren, Dylan, Logan, Kylee, Ryan, Megan, Lauren, Camron, Bergen, Nelson and Garron; a brother, Jerry (Naomi) Brandt; and 3 sisters, Pat Martinelli, Joyce (Gene) Kosbau, and Vickie (Rich) Friedeck. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at McFarland Lutheran Church at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Upper McFarland Cemetery The family will greet friends at the Cress Funeral Home in McFarland from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, June 25th, and again at church on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McFarland Lions club, or to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc.
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I wanted to pass along Nancy & my sincere condolences to the family. Gordy will always have a special place in our hearts as when I was governor (1995-96) he was so very supportive of our family in our loss. He also showed how unselfish he was when he completed the year with our council when Mort passed. He was always a kind hearted person. He will be missed.
Carol and family: so sorry to hear of gordys passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. i havve many memories of lions with gordy God bless his memory
My thoughts and prayers are with Gordy's Family and Friends. I enjoyed working with Gordy very much. I'm not a morning person so having Gordy come in each morning and tell me a joke to make me smile is a wonderful memory that will stay with me.
He always talked about how excited he was to go with the family to Kalahari in the Dells.
I'm also thankful for the many morning conversations/ sharing of jokes!
My thoughts are with Gordy's Family and Friends. I will miss your sense of humor and jokes. You were always laughing when ever you would work in our area. Thank you for all the magazines and morning conversations we would have.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brandt family. Gordy and I were in Lions together, I will always remember him running the Memorial Day Chicken BBQ Pool.
Dennis Ureche & Diane Miller
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