Duane R. Brandt, 74, of DeKalb, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora.
He was born July 27, 1934, in Barrington, Ill., the son of Norman E. and Opal K. (Clinge) Brandt. Duane married Laura J. Thorson on July 2, 1955, in Hinckley.
Duane was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Signal Corps in Germany. He was employed at Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad for 13 years and Nicor Gas Company for more than 20 years. Duane was a member of the Sycamore Moose Club and the Sycamore Elks club.
He is survived by his wife, Laura; his children, Scott (Penny) Brandt of Earlville, Ill., Kathy (John) Hutchison of Somonauk, Ill., Lisa (Greg) Smith of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Nick, Scott and Stephanie Brandt, Johnny and Jarrett Hutchison; one great-grandson, Scott Brandt; one sister, Cris Corderman of Barrington, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 28, with the Rev. Roy Nelson of First Lutheran Church in DeKalb officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established for Duane R. Brandt in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call Anderson Funeral Home at (815) 756-1022.