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Obituary: Herman Brandt

Herman Brandt

Herman Dean Brandt, age 68, of McHenry, N.D., died Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Herman's visitation was Wednesday, March 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m., all at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, McHenry, N.D., with Pastor Russ Christiansen officiating. Musical duet was "Go Rest High on That Mountain" by Mike Monson and Veronica Vollmer. Recorded music was "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley and "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver.

Honorary pallbearers were all of Herman's grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Herman was born on May 4, 1954, to Paul and Janet (Gunning) Brandt in New Rockford, N.D. Herman grew up on a farm outside of McHenry with his three brothers, where his love of farming and hunting began. He graduated in 1972 from McHenry High School and attended college at NDSCS in Wahpeton, N.D.

In 1988, Herman met Paula Miska and on February 14, 1995, they said "I do." Herman farmed with his three brothers, David (Kathy), John (Susie) and Roy (Iris) Brandt until 1997. He then started a new journey working for Busch Agriculture, up to presently when he continued his work within agriculture.

Herman had a contagious laugh and loved to tell stories, making him a guy people just loved to sit with. Whether playing cards or watching sports, he always had something to say.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; three daughters, Jackie Brandt, Tiffany (Shawn) Peterson and Ashley (Dustin) Abraham; a son, Lance (Nicki) Schumacher; nine grandchildren, Everett, Charlie, Ezra, Paxton, Vance, Quinn, Kori, Waylon and Azalea; two nieces, Stacey (Jeff), Ronningen and Ashley (Shawn) Duda; a sister-in-law, Paulette (Les) Hoyt; and four nephews, Jeremy (Tonya) Brandt, Shannon Brandt, Montana Hoyt and Dakota (Molly) Hoyt.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Janet Brandt; his in-laws, Marvin and Evie Miska; and one grandchild, baby Schumacher.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.