Allen Emil Brandt, 80

Allen Emil Brandt, 80, of Cedar Creek Road in Cedarburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the evening of March 5, 2012. Allen was born in the town of Jackson on June 7, 1931 the son of the late Herbert and Eleanor (nee Kuells) Brandt. Allen was united in marriage to Hildegarde "Hildie" (nee Schwendimann) on April 12, 1958 in Slinger. Allen was a dairy farmer throughout his life. Allen had a strong Christian faith and enjoyed traveling, photography, reading, dancing, playing cards with the card club for over 35 years, and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Allen is survived by his wife Hildie of nearly 54 years; children: David (Joan) Brandt, Jean (Ed) Kelley, Patty (Randy) Kison and Steve (Heather) Brandt; grandchildren: Laura (Jason) LaRosh, Connie (fiancé Adam Synoground) Brandt, Tim (friend Kallie) Brandt, Phil (friend Stephanie) Brandt, Eric Brandt, Mike Kelley, Pat Kelley, Kathy Jo (Chad) Dillingham, Brian (fiancée Cailyn Wilke) Kison, Jared Kison, Austin Kison, Samantha Brandt and Nicole Brandt; great-grandchildren: Aleena and Sienna LaRosh and Porter and Sierra Dillingham; siblings: Wilmer (Joanne) Brandt, Lorraine (Russell) Pluedeman and Ronald (Marian) Brandt; and sister-in-law Anna Schwendimann. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1 p.m. at David’s Star Ev. Lutheran Church, Jackson. Interment Church Cemetery. Instate at the church Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Memorials to David’s Star Ev. Lutheran Church or Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School appreciated.