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Larry Joseph Brandel

Obituary for Larry Joseph Brandel

July 13, 1939 - June 6, 2020
Mayville, Wisconsin | Age 80


Larry Joseph Brandel, (80) of Mayville passed away on June 6, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Larry was born on July 13, 1939 to the late William and Frances (ReBarge) Brandel of Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Saginaw in 1958. He graduated from Michigan State in 1960 with a degree in Animal Husbandry and showed pure bred cattle in Michigan, Iowa, Montana, and Wisconsin at many state and county fairs.

On November 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Margaret "Marge" Stephens at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Saginaw, Michigan. Two weeks later, they moved to West Bend, Wisconsin where they began their life together.

Larry wore many hats. He began his own auctioneering service after graduating from Reisch Auction School in Mason City, Iowa in 1970. He also volunteered his time holding auctions for St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rotary Club of Mayville, and Mayville Archery Club. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mayville and The Knights of Columbus. He worked for the City of Mayville as a Mechanic for 25 years and was a member of both the Mayville Fire Department and Mayville Ambulance Service. Larry was an avid fisherman and deer hunter. He enjoyed spending weekends and holidays camping with his family and friends at Grandvalley Campground in Kingston, Wisconsin.

Larry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret "Marge" Brandel of Mayville; three children, Deborah Andersen of Beaver Dam, Mark Brandel of Mayville, Christine (Marcus) Wolfgang of Randolph; one granddaughter, Kelsey "JoJo" Luehring of Brookfield; two brothers, Wayne Brandel of Saginaw, Michigan and John Brandel of Mansfield, Ohio; 65 nieces and nephews; and his yellow labrador, Sofie. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Frances Brandel; four brothers, Etzel, Richard, William, and James; seven sisters, Mary, Cecilia, Phyllis, Frances, Patricia, Jeanie, and Grace; his parents-in-law, William and Alice Stephens; and his son-in-law, Wayne Andersen.

Funeral services for Larry will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mayville on July 11, 2020. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with a memorial Mass commencing immediately after at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding.

The Brandel family would like to extend a special thank you to the hospice team at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, Father Tom Biersack, Deacon Willie Heideman, and all the family and friends that came to visit and brought food to the house.

The family asks for any donations to be to made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hospice at Marshfield Medical Center in Beaver Dam, or the Dodge County Humane Society.

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