Melvin Brandt, 92, Baraboo

November 13, 2018 GMT

Melvin “Mel” F. Brandt, 92, of Baraboo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at the Meadow View Assisted Living Memory Care Center.

Melvin was born Aug. 28, 1926, the son of Irwin and Lydia (Ohland) Brandt in Hillpoint. He was united in marriage to Delores Muchow on May 20, 1948, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Loganville.

Melvin was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army. He was a member of VFW Post 2336 and American Legion Post 26. Melvin farmed in the Hillpoint area for a number of years and later moved to Baraboo where he was district manager for Sears Roebuck and Company, employed by Sauk County as director of surplus commodities for 11 years and Sauk County treasurer as an elected official for 16 years.


He enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fishing at his pond and while vacationing up north, deer hunting, as well as watching the Brewers and Packers games.

He is survived by his children, Richard (Donna) Brandt of Osceola and Thomas (Lori) Brandt of Watertown; son-in-law, John Marquardt; eight grandchildren, Kristi (Rob) Heim, Kari (Ben) Thoma and Jenna Marquardt, Trisha Brandt and Tara (Trevor) Sheppard, Nathaniel (Jennifer) Brandt, Andrew (Rachel) Brandt and Whitney (Mitchell) Wiesshoff; 12 great-grandchildren, Lily and Carly Heim, Hunter and Paige Thoma, Amelia, Easton and Tegan Sheppard, Carter and Avalyn Brandt, Beckham and Finley Brandt, and Mila Wiesshoff; sisters-in-law, Estella Muchow, Myrtle Muchow, and Marcella (Arend) Harms; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; daughter, JoNelle Marquardt; brother, Gerhardt (Verna) Brandt; his parents; infant brother; and infant sister; and infant great-grandson, Bennett Brandt.

Funeral services for Melvin will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Tim Kuske officiating. Visitation will be held at from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Redlin Funeral Home and again from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom where military rites will be conducted.

The family would like to thank Dr. Flygt, Meadow View Memory Center, and Agrace Hospice for their compassionate care for our Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.