Robert Duane (Bob) Brandt, 85, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton.
Bob was born on October 28, 1932, in Latimer, Iowa, to Edmund and Martha (Freeks) Brandt. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant. Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Leedom on March 31, 1957.
He worked at the Iowa Department of Transportation from 1957 to 1992. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cribbage, and watching baseball and Westerns.
Bob is survived by his daughter Lisa (Terry) Blunt of Carol Stream, Illinois, and grandsons, Joel, Andrew, and Jonathan Blunt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter, Gina Brandt, and his granddaughter, Beth Blunt.
Bob Brandt was a peach of a guy. I remember Bob from my younger days when he spent many a hour in the snowplow with my dad, Ervin Muhlenbruck. Bob and my dad hit if off as friends when Bob started working in Hampton. Bob was my dad's "wing man" in the truck. I remember so many nights during the years when the DOT guys would have to work nights and holidays to keep the roads open. Lots of Christmas' and New Years', as you know, were spent without them to celebrate. Bob probably heard more hunting stories from my dad than anyone, but that's what my dad enjoyed was talking about hunting and his dogs. Bob always turned a listening ear. My dad would share with me that some nights when they had been out plowing during the night and then go out again early the next morning that Bob would take a nap and my dad would run the wing and plow while Bob rested. My dad loved his job. Just as Karen Suter shared there were some wonderful guys that kept the Franklin County roads open. Blessing to them and their families, too. Ron Muhlenbruck
Hi, sorry for your loss of Bob. He and my dad Kermit Petersen worked for the State Highway Commission That was a tight knit group of guys. Also was Andy Anderson, Denny Mellot, "Boots" and Rube Goldberg, Irv Mulenbruck and Bill? Moore. I remember all of those guys..what a great bunch KarenPetersen Suter
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