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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