Bob Brandt, 71

Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71, of Montpelier passed away early Thursday morning at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, following a brief illness.  He was born on November 9, 1941 in Bryan to Robert S. and Josephine (Pignataro) Brandt.  Bob graduated from Montpelier High School in 1959.  On August 21, 1965 he married Juanita Briner, and she preceded him in death.

Bob retired in 2002 from the Wabash & Norfolk Southern Railroad out of Montpelier and Ft. Wayne after 41 years as an Engineer.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier.

Bob was a long time member of the Williams County Conservation League, Williams County Gun Club, , and the Amateur Trapshooting Association. He was also a member of the Montpelier Moose and Montpelier Eagles.  In his free time Bob enjoyed ice fishing and always attended his kids and grandkids sporting events.

Bob is survived by his three sons, Rod (Robin) Brandt of New Bremen, Ohio, Michael (Hayley) Brandt of Montpelier, and Jason E. Brandt (Kim Boyd) of Montpelier; one brother Ric (Carol) Brandt of Edon; four grandchildren Meagan, Stephanie, Carson and Tyler Brandt.

He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita on July 4, 2013 and his parents.

Visitation hours for Bob will be on Sunday September 8th from 3-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.  Services will be on Monday at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier with Reverend David Tilly and Father Jim Halleron to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Donations may be made to the Williams County Gun Club.

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