Howard C. Brand

Jan. 15,1924 Jan. 3, 2011

Howard C. Brand passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center.

Howard was born in Winona Minn. Jan. 15,1924. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served his country in five battles, including Normandy.

After returning from the war, Howard married Joyce L. Nutter, who survives him; along with two sons, Michael Brand (Susan) of Waukesha and Dennis Brand (Tina) of Appleton; and five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Avis Hoeft of Waukesha.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Brand.

Howard worked as a supervisor at Wisconsin Centrifugal foundries for 34 years. Howard and Joyce retired in Vero Beach, Fla., in 1983. There they enjoyed their retirement years golfing and boating. Howard was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vero Beach. He was very active in the Vero Beach Yacht Club, Veterans Club and Moose Lodge 1822. Howard, along with some friends, formed the Grady Bunch, a boating group, and made many trips to the Bahama Islands.

A private service was held in Vero Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Vero Beach, 900 27th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Funeral arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home of Vero Beach, Fla. A guest book is available at