Duane Brandt

Duane M. Brandt, 66, of Postville died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday, August 25 at the Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Duane Marcus Brandt was born in Waukon August 5, 1951, the son of Marcus and Yvonne (Kugel) Brandt. In 1970, he graduated from Waukon High School, and he served in the United States Air Force from 1970-1974. As a jet engine mechanic, Duane was stationed in South Dakota, Guam and Alaska.

June 14, 1974, he married Debra Dull at the Castalia Lutheran Church in Castalia. Duane farmed with his dad before becoming a truck driver, hauling milk for farmers, driving for Bruening Rock, and most recently for Caledonia Haulers; he retired in June 2018. Duane was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling, mall walking with Deb, mowing his lawn and relaxing at home.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Brandt of Postville; two sons, Michael Brandt of Ridgeway and Matthew (Erica) Brandt of Cedar Rapids; his mother, Yvonne Brandt of Waukon; a brother, David (Cheryl) Brandt of Waukon; and two sisters, Joyce Ann (Larry) Shatek of Chatfield, MN and Judy (Bob) Ulen of Waukon. He is preceded in death by his father, Marcus.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.

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