Irene Brandt, 91, of Cantonment, Florida went home to be with our Lord Jesus on June 5, 2014. She is now joined her parents, Eino and Toini Anderson and her beloved husband Gustav Brandt in Heaven.
Irene was born and raised in Ewen, Michigan where she met the love of her life, Fred. After marrying they relocated to Cantonment in 1945. She was an employee of Associates Finance Company for 25 years.
Irene was an active member of the Ensley United Methodist Church where she participated in the women's "Gleaners" Sunday School Class and Jolly Makers. She also served as an officer in the United Methodist Women's group and was a member of the Church Choir where she was a very strong alto. Irene was also a member of the TOPS Chapter FL98.
She loved her family and especially treasured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren saying they kept her young. She is survived by her sister Adeline Robl, daughters, Christine Ellis (Gary) of Houston, Texas and Karen Teets (Dale). Her grandchildren Todd Parker (Robin), Jason
Parker, Christine Carpenter (Charles), Michael Ellis (Heather)of Houston, Texas, April Johnson, and Kaitlin Frederickson (Anthony). She also had 9 great-grandchildren.
Flowers are optional, but if you would like to send a donation in memorial of Irene, please donate to the Ensley United Methodist Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital where she was a strong supporter.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 8th at 1pm with the memorial service to follow at 2pm at Eastern Gate. Services will be co-officiated by Pastor Gina Bryan and Bro. Mark Dees.