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Jerry Brandt 09/09/2022

Jerry Brandt 09/09/2022

Jerry Chester Brandt, age 84, died on Friday, September 9, 2022 on his morning walk in his neighborhood in River Falls. He was born the son of Chester and Beatrice Brandt on April 27, 1938 in Madison, WI. Jerry grew up in McFarland and Madison area graduating from Madison East High School. He served in the Army National Guard. Jerry married Naomi Hagen on October 26, 1963 at Western Koshkonong Church. Jerry loved working as a banker and worked as a banker for 60 years. He also loved taking many night classes and later taught those classes. Jerry was a published author about his banking experiences. He was an avid golfer, singer, dancer, and actor. Jerry was a member of a barbershop chorus for many years. He was very active in every church he was apart of, working as an usher, treasurer, or singing in the choir. Jerry was determined and optimistic with a positive outlook on life. He was a member of the Shriners and Lion’s Club. He served as an officer for every Lion’s Club he was in over 40 years. Jerry visited 49 of 50 states only missing out on Hawaii and travelled many countries in Europe.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Beatrice; daughter, Darcy Livingston; siblings, Gordon, Patricia Martinelli, and Joyce Kosbau. Jerry is survived by his wife, Naomi; children, Lisa (Rick) Haviland, David (Karen); son-in-law, Bob Livingston; grandchildren, Sarah (Andrew) Klenke, Emma James, Megan, Jared, Trevor, Téa; sister, Vickie Friedeck; foster sister, Kathy Martin; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, please plant a tree in Jerry’s memory. A Memorial service was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00AM at HOPE Lutheran Church (3337 Kingsbarn Ave) in River Falls with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Jerry’s Memorial Service


  • Carole Mottaz Posted September 10, 2022 9:19 am

    Naomi, my heart breaks for you. Losing your best friend is so hard. Sending prayers your way.

  • Ellen DuPaul Posted September 10, 2022 9:24 am

    So sorry Aunt Nomi. He’s free of pain now. Love and hugs to you all.

  • Charlie and Barb Kolpin Posted September 10, 2022 7:22 pm

    Naomi, from Charlie and Barb Kolpin, know there will always be a bond. Sorry to read this,

  • Jean Corbett Posted September 10, 2022 7:41 pm

    Forever hugs for you, dear one.

  • Gary and Caroke Kruger Posted September 10, 2022 10:24 pm

    We are so saddened my this news. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Dale and Joan Brathol Posted September 11, 2022 10:14 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Naomi.

  • Faye Perkins Posted September 13, 2022 10:03 am

    Sending prayers for peace and strength. Jerry was a great guy and always had a smile on his face at church. He will be missed by all who knew him. 🙏❤️

  • Jean Loudon Posted September 13, 2022 12:31 pm

    My admiration for how you and Jerry journeyed through the difficulties of the last several years. All those who knew him celebrate his life and courage. For you, a new journey begins—know that your “village” and God’s strength will be with you.

  • Steve and Deb Freeman Posted September 13, 2022 12:37 pm

    Our deepest sympathies Nomi and family. Jerry was such a wonderul, kind and thoughtful man bringing so much joy to all who knew him. He had a life well-lived and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you!

  • Steve and Deb Freeman Posted September 13, 2022 12:41 pm

    Our deepest sympathies Nomi to you and your family. Jerry was such a kind, wonderful and decent man. He brought joy to all who had the chance to know him. He had a life-well lived and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you!

  • Deeter Posted September 14, 2022 6:35 am

    Naomi , I am so sorry for your loss ! Know you are being lifted up in prayer and cared for ! Hugs

  • Carolyn Streed Posted September 14, 2022 12:20 pm

    Nomi, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My heart aches for you and your family. Wish I were there to give you a big hug and to shed a tear with you. Mike and I send our love and deepest sympathy.

  • Kathy Lind Posted September 16, 2022 1:51 pm

    My heart is broken. He was a good friend and the best boss I ever had.
    I am so very sorry, Nomi and family.

  • Chris Dekker Posted September 16, 2022 10:16 pm

    So sorry , love you all

  • Mark Hanley Posted September 17, 2022 11:13 am

    Hey guys, was hoping to swing down today for Jerry’s wake, but I had some things come up. I hope you guys have a great day, and take comfort and joy with friends and family that will be there today. God Bless

  • Sheri Fowler Posted September 21, 2022 10:21 am

    My deepest sympathy to you, Naomi.

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