Robert Brand

Robert Brand

1932 - 2019

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Robert Oren Brand was born on November 29, 1932 to Conrad and Ida (Jurgens) Brand along with his twin brother Ronald in St. James, MN. He attended country school near Darfur and high school in Comfrey, graduating in 1950. He married Shirley Timm on June 5, 1952 in Springfield. Bob worked the family farm until 1959 when he moved to Springfield, then to Wood Lake, Ellendale, Wabasso, Sanborn Corners, and back to Springfield in 1968. He worked various jobs, including owning the Home Café, Standard Station, and lastly working at Sanborn Manufacturing until retiring in 1991 for health reasons. After retiring he kept busy delivering Meals on Wheels, being a courier for the hospital and State Bank, and driving people to the airport and doctor’s appointments. Bob was a member of the Jaycees, the Springfield Fire Department, the Masonic Lodge Eastern Star, and the United Methodist Church. He was known by many as the “sucker man” because he always carried Tootsie Roll Pops in his pocket for children young and old. Bob was affectionately known for being “playful, mischievous, and an instigator of fun”.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley of Springfield; children - Arden (Bonnie) Brand of Springfield, Arlis (Al) Feser of Hutchinson, Deanna (Greg) Ryan of Springfield, Lonnie (Judy) Brand of Hutchinson, and Cory (Kari) Brand of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 5 step great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Ronald; sisters - Vivian, Winnifred, and Erma; niece Charlene; brothers-in-law - Glen Johnson and Kenneth and Lowell Timm; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Harry and Helen Timm.

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Tuesday
3
December

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel
407 N. Jackson
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
4
December

Visitation 2

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
United Methodist Church, Springfield, MN
205 North Marshall
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
4
December

Service Information

10:30 am
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
United Methodist Church, Springfield, MN
205 North Marshall
Springfield, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Springfield City Cemetery
Co. Rd 24
Springfield, Minnesota, United States