Donald I. Bethke

M, b. 1923, d. 21 January 1948
Father*Augustine Bethke b. May 1895, d. 1970
Mother*Esther L. Warren b. 30 Aug 1894, d. 2 Jun 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1923Donald I. Bethke was born in 1923.
He was the son of Augustine Bethke and Esther L. Warren.
Marriage1943Donald I. Bethke married Elsie Alma Bolton in 1943.
Death21 January 1948Donald I. Bethke died on 21 January 1948.

Joseph Bethke

M, b. January 1884
Father*Anthony Bethke b. Jan 1848, d. a 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina M. (?) b. Jun 1853, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1884Joseph Bethke was born in January 1884 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Anthony Bethke and Wilhelmina M. (?).

Antone Bethke

M, b. May 1886
Father*Anthony Bethke b. Jan 1848, d. a 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina M. (?) b. Jun 1853, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1886Antone Bethke was born in May 1886 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Anthony Bethke and Wilhelmina M. (?).

Alwald Bethke

F, b. circa 1875
Father*Anthony Bethke b. Jan 1848, d. a 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina M. (?) b. Jun 1853, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1875Alwald Bethke was born circa 1875 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Anthony Bethke and Wilhelmina M. (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
16 June 1880Lincoln, Eau Claire, WisconsinAlwald Bethke was listed as a daughter in Anthony Bethke's household on the 1880 Census at Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Family History Film: 1255425; Page: 493C; Enumeration District: 148; .

Awald Bethke

M, b. circa 1876
Father*Anthony Bethke b. Jan 1848, d. a 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina M. (?) b. Jun 1853, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1876Awald Bethke was born circa 1876 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Anthony Bethke and Wilhelmina M. (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
16 June 1880Lincoln, Eau Claire, WisconsinAwald Bethke was listed as a son in Anthony Bethke's household on the 1880 Census at Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Family History Film: 1255425; Page: 493C; Enumeration District: 148; .

Amanda Bethke

F, b. circa 1878
Father*Anthony Bethke b. Jan 1848, d. a 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina M. (?) b. Jun 1853, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1878Amanda Bethke was born circa 1878 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Anthony Bethke and Wilhelmina M. (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
16 June 1880Lincoln, Eau Claire, WisconsinAmanda Bethke was listed as a daughter in Anthony Bethke's household on the 1880 Census at Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Family History Film: 1255425; Page: 493C; Enumeration District: 148; .

Herman Bethke

M, b. December 1879
Father*Anthony Bethke b. Jan 1848, d. a 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina M. (?) b. Jun 1853, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthDecember 1879Herman Bethke was born in December 1879 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Anthony Bethke and Wilhelmina M. (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
16 June 1880Lincoln, Eau Claire, WisconsinHerman Bethke was listed as a son in Anthony Bethke's household on the 1880 Census at Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Lincoln, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Family History Film: 1255425; Page: 493C; Enumeration District: 148; .

Josephine Ann Kunkel

F, b. 6 December 1896, d. 25 March 1988
Father*Edward Bernard Kunkel b. 28 Apr 1857, d. Feb 1929
Mother*Katherine Alt b. Jun 1863, d. 17 May 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1918As of 1918,her married name was Kieler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 December 1896Josephine Ann Kunkel was born on 6 December 1896 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Edward Bernard Kunkel and Katherine Alt.
Marriage1918Josephine Ann Kunkel married Charles Henry Kieler, son of Frank Kieler and Margaret Koethe, in 1918.
Death25 March 1988Josephine Ann Kunkel died on 25 March 1988 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 91.
Burialafter 25 March 1988She was buried after 25 March 1988 at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinJosephine Ann Kunkel was listed as wife in Charles Henry Kieler's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to his widowed sister-in-law Elisabeth Kieler.1
  • On 2 July 1921 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, George and Dorothea (Montag) Kieler 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Children of Josephine Ann Kunkel and Charles Henry Kieler

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Edward Bernard Kunkel

M, b. 28 April 1857, d. February 1929
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 April 1857Edward Bernard Kunkel was born on 28 April 1857 at Indiana.
Marriage28 January 1886He married Katherine Alt, daughter of Johannes Alt and Magdalena Conrad, on 28 January 1886.
BurialFebruary 1929Edward Bernard Kunkel was buried in February 1929 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
DeathFebruary 1929He died in February 1929 at at home of daughter, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 71 also reported as Feb 1928 and 10 Oct 1914; Edward B Kunkel obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald And Times Journal February 4, 1928 - Edward B Kunkel obituary
Dubuque Telegraph Herald And Times Journal February 7, 1929 - Edward Kunkel funeral notice (newspaper date confirmed as 1929)

Children of Edward Bernard Kunkel and Katherine Alt

Johannes Alt

M, b. 19 June 1809, d. 4 December 1899
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohannes Alt was also known as John.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 June 1809Johannes Alt was born on 19 June 1809 at Germany.
Marriagebefore 1852He married Magdalena Conrad before 1852.
Death4 December 1899Johannes Alt died on 4 December 1899 at Wisconsin at age 90.
Burialafter 4 December 1899He was buried after 4 December 1899 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.

Children of Johannes Alt and Magdalena Conrad

Magdalena Conrad

F, b. 7 May 1826, d. 10 February 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1852As of before 1852,her married name was Alt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 May 1826Magdalena Conrad was born on 7 May 1826 at Germany.
Marriagebefore 1852She married Johannes Alt before 1852.
Death10 February 1902Magdalena Conrad died on 10 February 1902 at Wisconsin at age 75.
Burialafter 10 February 1902She was buried after 10 February 1902 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.

Children of Magdalena Conrad and Johannes Alt

Katherine Alt

F, b. June 1863, d. 17 May 1954
Father*Johannes Alt b. 19 Jun 1809, d. 4 Dec 1899
Mother*Magdalena Conrad b. 7 May 1826, d. 10 Feb 1902
Mrs Katherine (Alt) Kunkel 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKatherine Alt was also known as Catherine.
Married Name28 January 1886As of 28 January 1886,her married name was Kunkel.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1863Katherine Alt was born in June 1863 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Johannes Alt and Magdalena Conrad.
Marriage28 January 1886Katherine Alt married Edward Bernard Kunkel on 28 January 1886.
Death17 May 1954Katherine Alt died on 17 May 1954 at Wisconsin at age 90.
Burialafter 17 May 1954She was buried after 17 May 1954 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • In June 1951 at Grant, Wisconsin, 5 generations - Mrs Katherine (Alt) Kunkel, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Elizabeth Kunkel) Kieler, Mrs. Art (Emeline Kieler) Schroeder, Mrs. Jim Dent, Patricia Rose Dent.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 21, 1951 - 5 generations - Mrs Katherine (Alt) Kunkel, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Elizabeth Kunkel) Kieler, Mrs. Art (Emeline Kieler) Schroeder, Mrs. Jim Dent, Patricia Rose Dent

Children of Katherine Alt and Edward Bernard Kunkel

Jno T. Kieler

M, b. 27 September 1907, d. before 1954
Father*Lawrence Kieler b. 25 Dec 1874, d. 30 Apr 1925
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Kunkel b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 26 Jan 1954
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 September 1907Jno T. Kieler was born on 27 September 1907 at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Lawrence Kieler and Mary Elizabeth Kunkel.
Deathbefore 1954Jno T. Kieler died before 1954.

Aloysius Havertape

M, b. circa 1900, d. 24 June 1956
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAloysius Havertape was also known as Ollie B.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAloysius Havertape married Olefa Neis.
Birthcirca 1900Aloysius Havertape was born circa 1900.
Death24 June 1956He died on 24 June 1956 Ollie B Havertape obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 26, 1956 - Ollie B Havertape obituary

Children of Aloysius Havertape and Olefa Neis

Olefa Neis

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Havertape.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageOlefa Neis married Aloysius Havertape.

Children of Olefa Neis and Aloysius Havertape

Cyril Bussan

M

Aloysius Havertape Jr.

M, d. between 1956 and 2011
Father*Aloysius Havertape b. c 1900, d. 24 Jun 1956
Mother*Olefa Neis
Life EventDateDescription
Aloysius Havertape Jr. was the son of Aloysius Havertape and Olefa Neis.
Deathbetween 1956 and 2011Aloysius Havertape Jr. died between 1956 and 2011.

Mary Ellen Kieler

F, b. 15 August 1953, d. 15 August 1953
Father*Arthur C. Kieler b. 20 Feb 1927, d. 9 Mar 2010
Mother*Kathleen A. Havertape b. 21 Dec 1929, d. 24 Sep 2011
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 August 1953Mary Ellen Kieler was born on 15 August 1953.
Death15 August 1953She died on 15 August 1953 at died in infancy.
Burialafter 15 August 1953She was buried after 15 August 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Arthur C. Kieler and Kathleen A. Havertape.

Eugene Oscar Ginter

M, b. 13 August 1936, d. 30 December 2002
Father*Louis Frank Ginter b. 29 Dec 1891, d. 17 Feb 1977
Mother*Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz b. Feb 1897, d. 14 Apr 1981
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEugene Oscar Ginter was also known as Gene O.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 August 1936Eugene Oscar Ginter was born on 13 August 1936 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Louis Frank Ginter and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz.
Death30 December 2002Eugene Oscar Ginter died on 30 December 2002 at age 66.
Burialafter 30 December 2002He was buried after 30 December 2002 at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Jacob Kieler

M, b. 1770, d. 1840
Father*Johann Kiehler b. 13 Oct 1728, d. 9 Apr 1773
Mother*Mary Margaret (?) b. 28 Nov 1739, d. 26 Oct 1777
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJacob Kieler was also known as Kiehler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1770Jacob Kieler was born in 1770 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany.
He was the son of Johann Kiehler and Mary Margaret (?).
Marriagebefore 1800Jacob Kieler married Anna Margaretha Vondran before 1800.
Death1840Jacob Kieler died in 1840 at Wisconsin.

Children of Jacob Kieler and Anna Margaretha Vondran

Anna Margaretha Vondran

F, b. 1772, d. 1841
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Margaretha Vondran was also known as Vondram.
Married Namebefore 1800As of before 1800,her married name was Kieler.
Married Namebefore 1800As of before 1800,her married name was Kiehler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1772Anna Margaretha Vondran was born in 1772 at Thüringen, Germany.
Marriagebefore 1800She married Jacob Kieler, son of Johann Kiehler and Mary Margaret (?), before 1800.
Death1841Anna Margaretha Vondran died in 1841.

Children of Anna Margaretha Vondran and Jacob Kieler

Bathasar Vondran

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBathasar Vondran married Mary Eliza Richter.

Child of Bathasar Vondran and Mary Eliza Richter

Mary Eliza Richter

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Vondran.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Eliza Richter married Bathasar Vondran.

Child of Mary Eliza Richter and Bathasar Vondran

Johann Kiehler

M, b. 13 October 1728, d. 9 April 1773
Father*Johannes Balthasar Kiehler b. 1701, d. 1770
Mother*Barbara Helbing b. 1711
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Kiehler was also known as John.
Name VariationJohann Kiehler was also known as Kieler.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohann Kiehler married Mary Margaret (?).
Birth13 October 1728Johann Kiehler was born on 13 October 1728 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany.
He was the son of Johannes Balthasar Kiehler and Barbara Helbing.
Death9 April 1773Johann Kiehler died on 9 April 1773 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany, at age 44.

Children of Johann Kiehler and Mary Margaret (?)

Mary Margaret (?)

F, b. 28 November 1739, d. 26 October 1777
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Margaret (?) was also known as Anna Margaretha (?).
Married NameHer married name was Kiehler.
Married NameHer married name was Kieler.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Margaret (?) married Johann Kiehler, son of Johannes Balthasar Kiehler and Barbara Helbing.
Birth28 November 1739Mary Margaret (?) was born on 28 November 1739 at Thüringen, Germany.
Death26 October 1777She died on 26 October 1777 at age 37.

Children of Mary Margaret (?) and Johann Kiehler

Johannes Balthasar Kiehler

M, b. 1701, d. 1770
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohannes Balthasar Kiehler married Barbara Helbing.
Birth1701Johannes Balthasar Kiehler was born in 1701 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany.
Death1770He died in 1770 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany.

Child of Johannes Balthasar Kiehler and Barbara Helbing

Barbara Helbing

F, b. 1711
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kiehler.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBarbara Helbing married Johannes Balthasar Kiehler.
DeathBarbara Helbing died at Germany.
Birth1711She was born in 1711 at Germany.

Child of Barbara Helbing and Johannes Balthasar Kiehler

Merlin B. Brandt

M, b. 24 May 1920, d. 8 May 2009
Father*Sylvester Joseph Brandt b. 14 Dec 1874, d. 24 Mar 1943
Mother*Mary Susan Duve b. 3 Dec 1883, d. 12 Jun 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMerlin B. Brandt was also known as Tubbs.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 May 1920Merlin B. Brandt was born on 24 May 1920 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Sylvester Joseph Brandt and Mary Susan Duve.
Marriage21 May 1946Merlin B. Brandt married Mabel Patcle, daughter of Frank T. Patcle Sr. and Anna A. Knockel, on 21 May 1946 Merlin Brandt and Mabel Patcle engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 8, 1946 - Merlin Brandt and Mabel Patcle engagement announcement
Death8 May 2009Merlin B. Brandt died on 8 May 2009 at age 88 Merlin B. “Tubbs” Brandt, age 88, of Potosi died Friday, May 8, 2009 at Grant Regiona lHealth Center in Lancaster. He was born on May 24, 1920, the son of Sylvester and Susan (Duve) Brandt in Kieler, WI. Tubbs enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corp in December 1941 serving in Italy, North Africa and the Panama Canal until September 1945 when he was honourably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He was united in marriage to Mabel “Babe” Patcle on May 21, 1946 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi. Tubbs farmed in rural Potosi and was self-employed carpenter for many years. He enjoyed fishing and telling stories. Tubbs also loved to go to McCartney’s Corner for coffee every morning. Merlin is survived by his wife, Mabel “Babe” of 63 years; four children: Beth (Carl) Abing, Cassville, Greg (Mary) Brandt, Cuba City, Cathy (George) Pennekamp, Pat (Tom) Tobin and Jane (Dale) Ley, all of Potosi; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Brandt, Kieler; two sisters-in-law, Pearl Brandt, East Moline, IL and Helen Patcle, Potosi; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Walter and Karl. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial with Military Honors provided by the Berg Averkamp VFW Post #5276 and the American Legion Post #473, both from Potosi was held in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Family and friends were welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church. The Martin Funeral Home in Potosi is serving the family. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred to the Potosi Rescue Squad and VFW Post #5276 of Potosi.
  • Merlin B. Brandt was the best man at the wedding of Elaine C. Dalsing and Donald L. Brandt on 2 October 1945 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin; Elaine Dalsing and Donald L Brandt marriage announcement.

Mabel Patcle

F, b. 6 March 1924, d. 10 November 2012
Father*Frank T. Patcle Sr. b. 20 Dec 1882, d. 25 Sep 1971
Mother*Anna A. Knockel b. c 1892, d. 27 Apr 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMabel Patcle was also known as Babe.
Married Name21 May 1946As of 21 May 1946,her married name was Brandt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 March 1924Mabel Patcle was born on 6 March 1924 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frank T. Patcle Sr. and Anna A. Knockel.
Marriage21 May 1946Mabel Patcle married Merlin B. Brandt, son of Sylvester Joseph Brandt and Mary Susan Duve, on 21 May 1946 Merlin Brandt and Mabel Patcle engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 8, 1946 - Merlin Brandt and Mabel Patcle engagement announcement
Death10 November 2012Mabel Patcle died on 10 November 2012 at age 88 Mabel E. "Babe" Brandt, age 88, of Lancaster, formerly of Potosi, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Orchard Manor. Babe was born on March 6, 1924 in Waterloo Township, WI, daughter of Frank and Anna (Knockle) Patcle. She married Merlin Tubbs Brandt on May 21, 1946 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi. Babe and Tubbs farmed in rural Potosi for most of their lives. In later years, she was a cook at Friedmans Supper Club. She also became known as Grandma Babe while working at Tee-Pee Daycare in Potosi.

Babe is survived by her children, Beth (Carl) Abing of Cassville, Greg (Mary) Brandt of Cuba City, Cathy (George) Pennekamp of Potosi, Pat (Tom) Tobin of Potosi, and Jane (Dale) Ley of Potosi; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Donald Brandt of Kieler; a sister-in-law, Helen Patcle of Potosi; and several nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin in 2009; her parents; two brothers, John Patcle and Frank Patcle Jr; and three sisters, Marge Zenz Cherrier, Mary Zenz, and Florence Elwell.

Funeral Services were held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery in Potosi. Friends called from 9 am until the start of the service Tuesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home, Potosi is serving her family.

Donald L. Brandt

M, b. 29 September 1915, d. 21 January 2013
Father*Sylvester Joseph Brandt b. 14 Dec 1874, d. 24 Mar 1943
Mother*Mary Susan Duve b. 3 Dec 1883, d. 12 Jun 1935
Donald L Brandt
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 September 1915Donald L. Brandt was born on 29 September 1915 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Sylvester Joseph Brandt and Mary Susan Duve.
Marriage23 April 1940Donald L. Brandt married Delores A. Dalsing, daughter of Andrew Edward Dalsing and Louisa Mary Franzen, on 23 April 1940.
Marriage2 October 1945Donald L. Brandt married Elaine C. Dalsing, daughter of George Dalsing and Sophie M. (?), on 2 October 1945 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, Elaine Dalsing and Donald L Brandt marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald October 2, 1945 - Elaine Dalsing and Donald L Brandt marriage announcement
Death21 January 2013Donald L. Brandt died on 21 January 2013 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 97 Donald L. Brandt, 97, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Busy “B” Farm near Kieler. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church, Kieler, with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating and concelebrants Rev. Francis Steffen and Rev. Bart Timmerman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler. Friends also may call from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the parish center. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald was born on September 29, 1915, in Sinnipee, near Kieler, the son of Sylvester and Susan (Duve) Brandt. He married Delores Dalsing on April 23, 1940. She preceded him in death on July 30, 1943. He married Elaine Dalsing on October 2, 1945. She preceded him in death on January 10, 1999.
Donald farmed in the Kieler area all of his life. Until a few years ago Donald was out feeding calves and driving the tractor. Until just recently he was driving the four-wheeler. He also owned and operated Brandt’s General Grocery Store in Kieler for a period of time. Donald was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Parish and its Holy Name Society. He was a pillar in his community, a leader to his family and friends, and a true believer in God and his Country.
Surviving are his seven children, Bob (Jeanette) Brandt, of Hazel Green, Mary Jean (Norman) Hanfeld and Karen (Elmer–deceased) Timmerman, both of Kieler, John (Sharon) Brandt, of Cuba City, Diane (Rick) Downing, of Iowa City, IA, David J. Brandt, of Hazel Green, and Joan (John) McClain, of Coralville, IA; 17 grandchildren, Roger (Barb) Brandt, Connie Brandt, Mike (Tracy) Hanfeld, Tony (Martha) Hanfeld, Laura (Ron) Slaats, Tammy (Bob) Brand, Molly (Brian) Lucey, Eric (Joy) Brandt, Melissa (Dave) Fichtinger, Carrie (Matt) Tellevik, Katie Brandt, Susie Downing, Tim (fiancé Beth) Downing, Dan (fiancé Sarah) Downing, Josh, Allison, and Brianna McClain; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his in-laws, Donald (Jane) Dalsing, of Hazel Green, Liz Dalsing, of California, Bernadine Schaefer, of Platteville, and Agnes Kahle, of Hazel Green.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janice Brandt (1959); a son–in-law, Elmer Timmerman (1999), three brothers and in-laws, Walter, Karl (Pearl) and Merlin (Babe); his mothers and fathers-in-law, Andrew and Louisa Dalsing and George and Sophie Dalsing; and his in-laws, Irma (Joe) Wiederholt, Delmar Dalsing, Myrtle (Art) Weber, Almira (Harold) Weber, Marie (Merlin) Bechen, Lowell Kahle and Elmer Schaefer.
Burialafter 21 January 2013He was buried after 21 January 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.

Child of Donald L. Brandt and Elaine C. Dalsing