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Viola Brandt

[February 01, 2013]  ATLANTA -- Viola I. Brandt, 92, of Atlanta, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at 3:30 a.m. at the Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale.

(Below is a copy of the obituary from the funeral home.)


Atlanta Viola I. Brandt, 92, of Atlanta, passed away at the Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 3:30 a.m.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Brandt will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Christian Church with Mr. Maurice Stribling officiating.

Visitation for Viola will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home and for one hour at the church prior to the funeral service.

Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.

Viola Irene Lahr was born on April 20, 1920, in Colome, South Dakota, the daughter of Harrison and Ina Shields Lahr. She married Walter V. Brandt on August 7, 1937, in rural McLean.

Surviving Viola are three children: Thomas (Darlene) Brandt of Pekin; Larry (Barbara) Brandt of Oakdale, Minn.; and Cindy Rosecrans of Normal; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Brandt was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, and one daughter, Peggy Parks.

During her lifetime, Viola farmed with her husband for many years. She enjoyed knitting and gardening. Viola was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church where she volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and janitor for many years.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Christian Church.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.