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James “Jim” Brand

February 24, 2019

James “Jim” Brand

Jan. 2, 1944 -- Feb. 12, 2019

James “Jim” Edward Brand, 75, of Scottsbluff, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, with loving wife Phyllis by his side.

His memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff. Military honors were rendered by the American Legion Post #36 Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made by viewing James’s memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com.

Jim was born Jan. 2, 1944, in Stromsburg, to Charles and Lena (Carmen) Brand. He attended schools at Silver Creek, and graduated from Silver Creek High School. Shortly thereafter, he entered the US Navy where he served on the USS Oxford from 1961-1965 during the Vietnam conflict. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Silver Creek and attended Hastings College, graduating with an Electronics Technology Degree.

Jim married Patricia Martys, and to this union six children were born. Jim later married Phyllis “Nicky” Schanaman and added three stepchildren and four step grandchildren to the family. Jim retired from Western Area Power Administration in Gering at the age of 66 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #36, the VFW, and the Ham Radio Club.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis “Nicky”; ex-wife, Patricia; his six children: Michael Brand of Lincoln, Kimberly Brand of Glendive, Montana, Becky (Jason) Kramer of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Patrick Brand of Shiloh, Illinois, Kerrie Brand of Lincoln, and Matthew (Oksana) Brand of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three stepchildren; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Barb) Brand, Charles (Lydia) Brand; sisters, Fran (Darrol) Gray and Rosie (Joe) Beck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His grandparents, parents and brother, Jack preceded him in death.

AA0VJ – Over and Out.

James E. Brand; US Navy (CT2 (T)) 1961-1965 Vietnam.