May 30, 2010
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford George A. Brandt, Jr., age 81, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his Lafayette County, MS home. Born June 1, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, he grew up ice skating and ice fishing on Lake Michigan. He earned a B.S. from Toledo State University, served in the Ohio National Guard and the U.S. Army intelligence aerial photography operations during the Korean War at Fort Polk, LA. Preferring the warmth of Louisiana to Ohio, after discharge, he earned an M.S. in geography from LSU, met his wife of 55 years, Frances Dutsch, and lived in Baker, LA for 50 years before moving to Mississippi after retirement from the LA Dept of Transportation where he worked on the first 30 years of developing interstate highways. He was an avid horticulturist, grower of azaleas and camellias, and a member and judge for the American Camellia Society. He is survived by his wife Frances, three daughters and one son: Katherine Barroll of Lexington, SC, Mary Jensen of Oxford, MS, Mark Brandt of Pontotoc, MS and Virginia Brandt of St. Francisville, LA, two sons-in-law Leeds Barroll and Patrick Jensen, four grandchildren Joseph and Agnes Barroll, and Marie and Eric Brandt Rider, one uncle, numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and great grand nieces and nephews. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Oxford, MS. Visitation will be held Friday, June 4, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Waldheim Methodist Church, Waldheim, LA followed by funeral services at the Church at 1:00 p.m., then commitment and military honors at grave side with internment in the Waldheim Church Cemetery. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home of Covington, LA is in charge of Louisiana arrangements; Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. The family requests memorial donations to Bodock Grove - North Mississippi Regional Center, 967 Regional Center Drive, Oxford, Mississippi 38655 in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford George A. Brandt, Jr., age 81, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his Lafayette County, MS home. Born June 1, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, he grew up ice skating and ice fishing on Lake Michigan. He earned a B.S. from Toledo... View Obituary & Service Information
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