FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Gerald L. "Chris" Brandt
Age - 81
5/5/1926 - 3/28/2008


Funeral Service
10:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The Rev. Del Lape will officiate

Visitation
Sunday 4-7 p.m. at the McKown Funeral Home. There will be a 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening vigil at the McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Monday morning 8-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment
All Saints Cemetery
     
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Gerald L. "Chris" Brandt, age 81 of Columbus died Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The Rev. Del Lape will officiate. Burial will be in the All Saints Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday 4-7 p.m. at the McKown Funeral Home. There will be a 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening vigil at the McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Monday morning 8-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Gerald Lee Brandt was born May 5, 1926 in Archer, Nebraska to David and Wilma (Ronzo) Brandt. He moved to Columbus at a young age. He attended schools in Columbus and graduated from Kramer High School in 1944. He married Anna Lewis on June 23, 1955 in Humphrey, Nebraska. Shortly after graduation he went to work for Drew's Tire in Columbus. For the next 42 years he worked as the bookkeeper and eventually co-owner/manager. He also worked at Joe & Al's Grocery for 2 years and Industrial Engineering until retiring in 2002. He liked watching sports on TV, especially Husker Football. In the earlier years he enjoyed bowling, playing pool and card games with family and friends.

He is survived by:
Wife: Anna Brandt of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Susan (Dean Shaffer) Nielsen of Bellwood, NE
Daughter: Sandra Sutton of Columbus, NE
Son: Tim (DeAnna) Brandt of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Donna (Jerald) Liss of Lawrence, KS
Son: James (Carolyn) Brandt of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Karen (Wade) Brazee of Columbus, NE
Son: Robert (Deb Goodus) Brandt of Columbus, NE
Sister: Imogene (Wallace) Nyffeler of Duncan, NE
15-Grandchildren 6-Great Grandchildren
Brother-in-law: Robert (Geraldine) Lewis of Aurora, CO
Brother-in-law: Donald (Vera Irene) Lewis of Apache Junction, AZ
Sister-in-law: Esther (Conrad) Jones of Omaha, NE
Brother-in-law: Lawrence Lewis of Columbus, NE

He was preceded in death by:
Father: David Brandt
Mother: Wilma Brandt
Son-in-law: Bill Sutton
Brother: Leroy Brandt
Brother: Richard Brandt
Brother-in-law: James Lewis
Brother-in-law: Keith Lewis
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