Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71

Robert “Bob” H. Brandt, 71, of Montpelier passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.  He was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Bryan, to Robert S. and Josephine (Pignataro) Brandt. 

Bob graduated from Montpelier High School in 1959.  On Aug. 21, 1965, he married Juanita Briner, and she preceded him in death.

Bob retired in 2002 from the Wabash and Norfolk Southern Railroad out of Montpelier and Fort 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, Michael (Hayley) Brandt of Montpelier, and Jason E. Brandt (Kim Boyd) of Montpelier; one brother, Ric (Carol) Brandt of Edon; four grandchildren, Megan, 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 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. 

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier, the Rev. David Tilly and the Rev. Jim Halleron, officiating. 

Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. 

Donations may be made to the Williams County Gun Club. 

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