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Carl W. Brandt PDF Print E-mail

April 22, 1934 - March 22, 2014

Rhinelander, Wis.

Carl W. Brandt, age 79, of Eagle River, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander.

He was born on April 22, 1934, in Mauston, Wis., to Charles and Kitty Brandt.

Carl married Vivian Janik on Sept. 5, 1953, in Dubuque, Iowa.

They resided in Milwaukee, later moving to Oconto Falls where Carl was employed at Chadwick Manufacturing.

He and his family moved to Eagle River, where Carl was plant manager for Four Seasons Homes of Phelps.

He then joined Norco Windows, later to become JELD-WEN Windows, until the time of his retirement.

As a younger man, Carl satisfied his need for speed as a driver in stock car and snowmobile racing, including time as a regional factory team driver for Polaris snowmobiles.

Among his interests, Carl enjoyed turkey hunting with his bother, John, fishing and deer hunting with friends.

He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR and Sprint Car racing.

Carl was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River and was a Mason and a Shriner.

Carl is survived by his two children, Charlie (Mary Jo) Brandt of Fargo, N.D. and Brenda (Bud) Couey of Eagle River; two grandchildren, Ashleigh and Cody; a brother, John (Sherry) Brandt of Mauston; and grandpuppies, Roscoe and Bella.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vivian, in 2002; an infant daughter, Vinette; two sisters, Marion and Mildred; and a brother, Charles.

Memorial service for Carl will be held at noon on Friday, March 28, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River with the Rev. William Trosien officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Eagle River Cemetery.

Carlson Funeral Home of Rhinelander, (715) 369-1414, is assisting Carl’s family with arrangements and condolences may be forwarded at


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:17 AM

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