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Charles Otto Brandt

Published On: Mar 19 2014 02:14:23 PM CDT
Charles Otto Brandt

Charles Otto Brandt

Charles Otto Brandt, age 90 of Lake Delton, Wisconsin died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Charles was born January 3, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Walter and Mabel (Bahr) Brandt. He graduated from Milwaukee North High School in 1942, enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and served overseas in the Philippines of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign during World War 2. After an honorable discharge he returned home and married the love of his life, Frances Mae Pokel. They lived in the Milwaukee area until 1959 and then moved his family to Lake Delton and started Brandt’s Sign Service which lasted until his retirement in 1994. Charlie was involved in the Lake Delton Lions Club, Lake Delton Businessmen’s Club, served on the Lake Delton Village Board and Lake Delton Volunteer Fire Department. He was a talented artist and musician and played piano, clarinet and his favorite was the accordion. He applied his musical talent with his band, the Joyful Jammers.

Charlie is survived by his sons, Mike (Sandy) Brandt of Lake Delton and Tim (Jaymie) Brandt of Wisconsin Dells and son in law, Dennis Van Schoyck of Lake Delton. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a special friend, Marty Gamma. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances Mae; beloved daughter, Molly; and sister, Jane Bartlett.

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