|Birth: ||May 29, 1917|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 2007|
Robert L. Brandt was born May 29, 1917, at Tower City, N.D., the first child of Alfred and Etta Brandt. At an early age his parents moved to a farm between Perth and Rock Lake, N.D. The family grew up on that farm and the children attended Howell country school. Several children were added to the family.
At age sixteen, while attending a bible camp at Alexandria, Minn., Robert accepted Christ as his Savior and soon sensed that he felt a call to the ministry. So, following high school he enrolled in North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. He graduated in 1938. After spending about a year in various types of church work, he moved to Stanley, N.D. to pioneer a new Assembly of God church. During his early months there, he married Marian Williams from England, N.D. whom he had known for many years. About six years later they were invited to pastor the church in Grand Forks, N.D. They worked diligently with children and the church grew quickly. In about two or three years, they built a new church to accommodate the attendance. A few years later he was elected to be the state superintendent for the Assembly of God churches in that state. This required a move to Devils Lake, N.D. During those years Rev. Brandt served as president of Lakewood Bible School, known as Trinity Bible College, located at Ellendale, N.D. After some years there, they moved to Springfield, Mo., where he served as Director of Home Missions, which required him to travel extensively, opening new churches in many areas of the US.
In 1965, Rev. Brandt was called to come to Billings to be the pastor of the local Assembly of God Church. They accepted the call and moved to Billings. In short order he was elected to be the Assistant Superintendent of the Assembly churches of Montana. During these years he often preached in camp meetings throughout the nation. By this time he was also beginning to write books and numerous articles for publications. The sudden death of Rev. Earl Goodman, Superintendent of Montana Churches, ushered him into the State Superintendent's office where he served for 13 years.
There were three children in the family. The oldest, Jean Renee, preceded him in death at the age of 43. He is survived by their son, Bryce (Sandy) Brandt of Oklahoma and second daughter, Linnea (Gordon) Benningfield, of Kennewick, Wash.; his brothers Jay (Ila Mae) Brandt of Cando and Ronald (Esther) Brandt of Woodinville, Wash.; his sister Lavonne (Harlan)Wagenman of Cando. He is also preceded in death by one brother, Durward (Nina) Brandt. They love their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Funeral Gallery, 29 Eight Street West, Billings. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 at First Assembly of God in Billings and also in Cando, N.D., at the Dunnigan Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 4. Burial will be in the family plot in the cemetery at Rock Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Missions or Chapel of Hope Building Fund in Lockwood, Mont. Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.
(Billings Gazette online 9/30/2007)
Alfred Erwin Brandt (1891 - 1971)
Henri Etta Meyers Brandt (1896 - 1972)
Rock Lake Community Cemetery
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Oct 03, 2007
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