Raymond H. Brandt, 88, of Reedsburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at the Sauk County Health Care Center.

He was born May 7, 1929, in Hillpoint to the late Herman and Emma (Erdman) Brandt. On June 24, 1949, he married Virginia (Fry) in Hillpoint.

Raymond was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hillpoint, where he was active with the choir, in addition to serving as president of the congregation and superintendent of their Sunday school. He also served as president of the local Thrivent Chapter, and the Weston District School Board.

He had a great love for singing and dancing. Together with Virginia, they were well known to be the last couple dancing at any wedding dance off.

Together the couple farmed for many years, but Raymond always found the time to drive bus for the district every day, including many sporting events.

He will be truly missed, and was an anchor to Virginia, his wife of 68 years, and his children; Cathryn (James) Keller of Cazenovia, Kevin Brandt and Donna Brandt of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cindy (Mark) Berberich of Reedsburg, Kim (Tammy) Brandt of Loganville and Kraig (Juli) Brandt of Hillpoint. He is also survived by his sister Dolores Goetsch of Reedsburg, and a brother LaVerne (Barbara) of Roswell, New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, with one more great-granddaughter due in December; eight step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many other nieces, nephews; aunts, uncles; cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mildred Rose.

Funeral services for Raymond will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hillpoint with Pastor Tim Anderson officiating. Burial will follow services at St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

The family would like to recognize the Sauk County Health Care Center for their care, love and respect that they provided for Raymond and all of his family.

The family would prefer memorials be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in Raymond’s memory.

Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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