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“My sincere condolences to your family Steve. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Schoenfeldt - Whitefish Bay, WI

“As I remember my school days at Pilgrim, a classmate of Steve's, I honor the contribution of parents who consistently offered what they could to the...Read More »
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“Although I didn't see Dave much in the last couple of years, I'll always remember him as a gentle man who I will certainly miss. He was always...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Rausch

“A prayer for the Brandt family. "Heavenly Father, our time is always in Your hands. I bring before you the family of Al Brandt and all those who will...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Rose Molz & Friends at EZ Office Products

“In Your Time Of Sorrow, God Be With You. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mrs. Delores Lenz

“Dave was a wonderful man and a great conversationalist. We enjoyed his company and the many gardening discussions we had about our mutual love of...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Gary and Jane Seymour

“Dave was a wonderful man, with a kind spirit that will be greatly missed. Being a member of CSI, we enjoyed working with him and always admired his...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Alana and Grif Griffith

“David was a leader throughout his career, the ultimate professional, ready to serve on committees and governing boards of groups that promoted the...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Hopp - west Bend, WI

“LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES OF MANY YEARS, FROM A MAN WHO WALKED WITH GOD, WHOWORSHIPED HIS FAMILY AND WAS PROFESSIONAL IN ALL RESPECTS!THANKS DAVE...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: BARBARA ANN JUST - WI

“To Dave's children - you are in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of your dear father. He was a frequent participant in our Zurstadt Family...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Paula (Zurstadt) and Neal Hoegemeyer

“Dave was the ultimate professional. He always did the right thing with a steady hand and a heart of gold. A great role model and mentor. He will...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Charlie Hart

“Dave we will be missing you ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: CLARENCE HUETTENRAUCH


David F. Brandt David Frederick Brandt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 15, 2017, at the age of 90. David was born on August 8, 1926, in Appleton, Wisconsin, the eldest son of Rev. Frederick Martin and Esther (née Meyer) Brandt. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his dear wife of 56 years, Lois Marie (née Hadde) Brandt. He is survived by: brother Rev. John (Barbara) Brandt; sister Jeannine (Dr Alan) Olson; three children, Alan (Kari) Brandt; Susan (Joel) Minster; and Stephen (Christina) Brandt; ten grandchildren, Nick (Shelly) Brandt, Stephanie (Dan) Farrell, Rebecca (Josh) Elder, Scott Minster, Peter Minster, Heidi (Aaron) Reinen, David Minster, Jason, Kelley, and Holly Brandt; five great-grandchildren, Peyton and Madison Brandt, Emma Reinen, Morgan Farrell, and Abby Elder; and numerous nieces and nephews. David was a faith-filled man of exceptional talents and with varied interests, most of which were in service to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a dedicated and faithful member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI, where he was a member for more than 60 years, serving in nearly every leadership and service capacity and on numerous committees and support groups. He published “Pilgrim’s Progress,” the church newsletter, for many years, and sang Bass in the choir, doing so up until his death. And he continued to meet with his Men’s Bible Study Group every week. He was a man greatly blessed by God, who in turn was a blessing to all those with whom he came in contact. David was a Navy Veteran serving as a radioman aboard several destroyers and the Battleship USS Baltimore during World War II. He also served in the Mediterranean. Following his naval service, David had a successful career as a Structural Licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin. He attended Valparaiso University and graduated from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. He worked for William Wenzler Architects and Strass-Maguire Engineers, both of Milwaukee; was a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); and taught at UWM and MSOE. He frequently donated his professional skills to numerous area service projects, church building programs, the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee, and the LCMS South Wisconsin District Building Committee. And David loved making wine, enjoying membership in the Wisconsin Vintners Association and serving for more than 30 years as a wine judge at the annual Wisconsin State Fair. He and Lois loved to work in their hosta garden, nurturing more than 150 different varieties. They also loved their dear friends, the Golden Rocker Group from Pilgrim, a fun and loving group who together shared their faith, love, and family life through many years. Visitation Tuesday, June 20 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church 6817 W. Center Street, Milwaukee from 9 AM until the time of funeral service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church or the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee.

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