Arlen Brandt - 78
June 20, 2022
A Time of Remembrance for Arlen Brandt will be held at a later date. Arlen Ray Brandt, 78 years of age, of Alma, Nebraska, died on Monday, June 20, 2022, at his home. Arlen was born on January 27, 1944, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the eldest of three children, born to Vernon H. and Korleen L. (Allen) Brandt. Arlen attended and graduated from Crete Public Schools in Crete, Nebraska, with the class of 1962. Following high school, Arlen worked at Cushman Motors in Lincoln, and in 1963, Arlen began working at American Stores in Lincoln, for the next 15 years. On April 2, 1966, Arlen was united in marriage to Donna Kay Rose. The couple was blessed with three sons: Lonnie, Gregg, and Russ. The family continued to make their home in Lincoln. Arlen was the greatest father to his sons and is their hero. He enjoyed their Boston Terriers and even the cranky cockatiel. In 1978, Arlen began working at Woodward Governor in Fort Collins, Colorado, until his retirement in 2006. He and Donna enjoyed traveling many places in their RV. Upon their retirement, they restored their current home. Arlen was a Jack-of-all-Trades, a member of the Fay Cady American Legion Post #118, and served on the Board of the Harlan County Senior Center in Alma. Arlen was preceded in death by his parents. Arlen is survived by his wife, Donna Brandt of Alma; three sons: Lonnie and Bobbie Brandt of Hillsboro, Oregon; Gregg and Brenda Brandt of Ault, Colorado; and Russ Brandt of Loveland, Colorado; four grandchildren, he loved dearly, two grandsons: Clayton and Bowen; and two granddaughters: Aspen and Logan; two sisters: Carla and husband, Rod Hartl of Denton, Nebraska; and Janet Meinke of rural Milford, Nebraska; one sister-in-law, Vonda DeLuca of Wheatland, Wyoming; along with nieces, nephews, and a special cousin, Coca Cola Joe Juricek of Lincoln. The family has chosen cremation. There will be no visitation or viewing. A memorial has been established in Arlen's honor and kindly suggested to the Alma EMS and Fire Department. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www. nelsonbauerfh. com The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Arlen R. Brandt, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.