November 16, 2023
Donald Roy Brandt, 99, died on Nov. 7, 2023, at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron, Nebraska.
Don, the son of William Christian Brandt and Maggie Fern (Petersen) Brandt, was born on Aug. 25, 1924, near Nora, Nebraska. He remained in Nuckolls County to farm and raise his family.
He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Ruskin, Nebraska, and confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ruskin. His confirmation verse was John 8:31-32. He attended country school through the 8th grade and then got his start farming as a hired man for one dollar a day.
During WWII, he joined...