Donald A. Brandt, age 85, of Rapid River passed away at home on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Donald was born on March 9, 1936 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the son of Walter and Gertrude (Harder) Brandt. He graduated from Mt. Clemens High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Martha Mamrow on October 4, 1958. Donald serviced his country proudly in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. Donald and Martha moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1972. He briefly owned the Pine Grove Bar and Grocery Store and was a truck driver for the Escan Corporation. He was also a member of St. Martin Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rapid River.
Donald is survived by his wife, Martha, his sons, Donald (Mary) Brandt Jr. of Rapid River, Greg (Judy) Brandt of Hope Mills, North Carolina; his daughters, Cindy (Bill) Greenlund of Rapid RIver, Tina (Scott) Foubare of Battle Creek, Michigan; grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Nicole, Randy, Max, Alex, Geno, Joshua and Jacqueline; 12 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and one more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Walter Brandt Jr.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 23 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor John Ruege officiating. A luncheon will follow at the St. Martin Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rapid River. Donald will be laid to rest in the Moss Lake Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Rapid River American Legion Post 301.