Services to celebrate the life of Harold H. Brandt Jr. will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Brawley on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jim Pazan and Tyler Brandt.
Harold was 80 years old. He was born to Grace and Harold H. Brandt Sr. in 1934. Harold was a farmer. He began farming with his father and Uncle Leon Brandt and later farmed on his own in the North End of the Imperial Valley.
In addition to farming, Hal enjoyed riding and volunteering with the Imperial County Sheriff Posse, serving in the Brawley Rotary Club, and helping with the Brawley Boys and Girls Club.
Harold also enjoyed flying his Cessna 210 with his family and his friends to many fun-filled destinations.
Harold met Susan (Pearce) Brandt in 1954 at the University of Arizona and they were married on August 4, 1956 in Tucson, AZ.
Harold and Susan moved to Sacramento, CA. where Hal served during the Korean Conflict as Veteran Food Inspector for two and a half years. Susan taught school during this time.
Harold and Sue were blessed and welcomed their three children; Tamis Brandt Bryson, Ned August Brandt and Tyler Lloyd Brandt.
In addition to his wife, Susan, their three children, he is survived by nine grandchildren. Ned and Micaela (Martino) Brandt were blessed with triplets, Alexis, Brittney, Caitlin and followed by Emily Brandt. Tyler and Jennifer (Scotto) Brandt were blessed with Ashlynn and Carson Brandt. Tamis and Joe Bryson were blessed with Aubrey, Grace and Cole Bryson.
Along with his immediate family he is survived by his sister Janet Brandt Elmore of Brawley, Ca.
Throughout his years in the Community of Brawley, Hal involved himself in many volunteer activities. Hal was very active in the First Presbyterian Church. He served in many leadership rolls throughout the years and was very dedicated in making sure the Church grounds were always properly maintained. In 1982 Hal and Richard Kershaw helped the Presbyterian Church organize its 1st Annual Tri-Tip dinner which is still an annual event today.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Brawley or a charity of their choice.