March 7, 1919 - Aug.
“Bea” M. Brandt, 89, of McFarland, passed away in Waukesha on
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. She was born in Blooming Grove on March 7, 1919,
a daughter of the late Emil and Sadie (nee Barlow) Wold.
She met Chester Brandt
on the dance floor, and they were married and danced together for more
than 64 years. Bea worked as a cook at the McFarland Schools and sold
Stanley products for many years. She had a wonderfully positive attitude
and always found a reason to smile. She loved people and she loved her
family and their visits very much.
Bea is survived by six
children, Jerry (Naomi) Brandt of River Falls, Gordon (Carol) Brandt of
McFarland, Patricia Martinelli of Fitchburg, Joyce (Gene) Kosbau of
Cottage Grove, Victoria (Rich) Friedeck of Waukesha, and a foster
daughter, Kathy Martin of Deerfield, 18 grandchildren and 30 great
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Chester; two grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille; a brother, Bob; and sons-in-law,
Carl Hopke and Emil Martinelli.
Funeral services were
held Monday, Aug. 18, at McFarland Lutheran Church. Burial was held in
Upper McFarland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made
to McFarland Lutheran Church or to HospiceCare.
Special thanks to
Vickie for her wonderful care.
Funeral Service of McFarland is serving the family. For more information,
call (608) 838-0655 or visit online at www.CressFuneralService.com.
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