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Ellis L. Brandt

Ellis L. Brandt

Ellis L. Brandt, age 86, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Ellis Loren Brandt was born on October 8, 1927, at Brantford, ND, the son of Carl and Leona Brandt. He grew up on the family farm near McHenry and attended country school and later received his GED. Ellis served in the US Navy from 1945-1948, then returned to the family farm.

On October 7, 1951, Ellis was united in marriage to Arlene Posey at James River Lutheran Church, rural Grace City. He farmed until 1958, when he was employed by Dakota Central Telephone Co-op and moved his family to Carrington. Ellis retired in 1992 and resided in Carrington until his death.

Ellis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arlene; children Renee (Kevin) Klein, Carrington; Marlin (Mary) Brandt, Mandan, ND; Avis (Dwayne) Richter, Valley City, ND; Rita (Wes) Becker, Beulah, ND; and Rodney (Jan) Brandt, Jamestown, ND; nine grandchildren, Jerome, Kelly, Andrew, Tracy, David, Trisha, Nic, Karla, and Kyle; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tayze, Jadyn, Lily, Blake, and Jacob.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul; sisters, Ilith Ingebretson, Marjory Meehan and Phyllis Black; and grandson, Aaron Klein.

Visitation: Sunday, 3-7 PM, Monday 9:00AM 7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND, and one hour prior to service at church.

Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:30AM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

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