Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Magdalene W. Brandt, 87, a former resident of Walkerton and South Bend, and widow of Carl Brandt, Sr., passed away at 6:45 a. m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville following an extended illness.
Mrs. Brandt was born in Clay City on March 14, 1924, a daughter of Charles and Hester (Kendall) Staley, and was married in Bowling Green on June 15, 1940 to Carl Brandt, Sr. She lived most of her life in South Bend and Walkerton, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Walkerton. In addition, she was three times past worthy matron of Lakeville Order of the Eastern Star, and was a former Rainbow Mother.
Mr. Brandt preceded her in death on July 25, 2003.
The surviving relatives include two daughters Sherian (Joe) Young of Churubusco and Robin Williams of South Bend; two sons Thoral (Sandra) Brandt of Terre Haute and Marvin (Charlene) Brandt of Mill Springs, Missouri; a brother Donald Staley of Huntington; 14 grandchildren, and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Carl Brandt, Jr; and by four brothers Rex Staley, Manford Staley, Chester Staley, and Paul Staley.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a. m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Wallen Baptist Church, 1001 W. Wallen Road in Fort Wayne, with Pastor Jim Glover, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church after 10:30 a. m. on Saturday until the time of the service.
Interment will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 2270 Lake Ave., suite 200, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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