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 Ehren Michael Brandau

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Ehren Michael Brandau

  • Birth 19 Oct 1976 Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2001 Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Frankfort, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 5186964

Ehren was a young man full of happiness and life, who loved to jetski, snowmobile and travel. He died on the job while working as an ironworker apprentice. He is loved and missed every day.

And now that you've gone
I can't cry hard enough
No, I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now
(Wms Brothers)

He is now with his Savior.

Ehren was born in 1976 in Joliet IL. When he was 2 ½ his family built a home on Goose Lake, a strip mine lake between Morris and Coal City Illinois. He attended school in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School in 1994.

He was a loving son and was always happy and active.

Ehren was a hard worker and began working summers when he was only 13 doing detasseling in the farms around Gardner, IL. He also worked as a teen for a landscaping company. After he graduated he began working for Caterpillar, Inc and then as an Ironworker. He loved to travel and visited Hawaii shortly before his death. His job as an ironworker took his life.

If by weeping I could change
The course of events
My tears would pour down ceaselessly
For a thousand autumns

Ehren Brandau
24 years of age of Plainfield, formerly of Gooselake, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Born October 19, 1976 in Joliet, he was a son of George and Linda (Wetherholt) Brandau. He was raised and educated in Coal City, graduating from Coal City High School with the Class of 1994. After high school he was employed by Caterpillar Tractor for two years and most recently was employed as an iron worker apprentice though Iron Workers Union Local #444.

Ehren is survived by his parents; his brother, Bryan; his girlfriend, Pamela (last name removed for her privacy)of Chicago; grandmothers, Merle Wetherholt of Louisiana and Helene Brandau of Lockport; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Wetherholt and Edwin Brandau.


  • Maintained by: brknhrt
  • Originally Created by: James Seidelman
  • Added: 4 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5186964
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ehren Michael Brandau (19 Oct 1976–1 Feb 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5186964, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by brknhrt (contributor 46623829) .