Kenneth "Ken" Ray Brandt

September 22, 1936 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 83)


Kenneth “Ken” Brandt, 83, of Bemidji died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Sunrise of Golden Valley.

Memorial Services will be held in Bemidji at a later date.

Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren Rueben Olson, Dustin Lineberry, Julie Lineberry, Bre MacLellan, Alli Kosobud, Nic Brandt and Grant Kosobud.

Kenneth Ray Brandt was born September 22, 1936 in LaMoure, ND to Herman and Irene (Ferch) Brandt. He grew up in Verona, ND and Sioux Falls, SD graduating from Verona Public School. He served in the Coast Guard for 4 years. On June 8, 1957 he married Genevieve Larson in Verona. After his discharge he attended the University of North Dakota where he obtained a Masters Degree in Mathematics. Throughout his career he was Student Union Director at Valley City State, University of North Dakota, University of South Carolina and Bemidji State University. Ken retired from BSU in 2001. He was involved in the American Legion, had passion for education and cooking, and enjoyed all types of sports. 

He is survived by his children, Bill (Barbara) Brandt of Chanhassen, MN, Barbara (Dave) Krueger of Charlotte, NC, John Brandt of York, SC and Kathy (Kevin) Kosobud of Lake Shore, MN; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Irene Brandt; wife, Genevieve and brothers, Don and Wayne.

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