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Obituary for Ila O. Brandt

Ila Olive Brandt, 95, of Baxter, passed away on Wednesday, January 11,2016 at Accura Healthcare in Baxter. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter. A funeral service will be held at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Melissa Sternhagen officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Baxter.

Ila was born to Harry and Anna (Nielsen) Kono on December 25, 1921 in Fairmount, Minnesota. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1939. She married James Brandt on July 24, 1949 in the home of her parents in Colfax. After marriage they lived in town Baxter for a short time before moving to the farm where they raised their family. In 1989 they moved back to town and in 2006 she moved to Accura Healthcare. Ila worked at Super Value and J C Penney while growing up. In 1962 she and James started a company called James Brandt Supply. She also enjoyed selling Stanley Products, greeting cards, and raising chickens. She was a member of the UCC church in Baxter and Women’s Fellowship, Jasper County Farm Bureau, and ODO Club.

Ila enjoyed spending time with her family, photography, company trips, ceramics, embroidering, winters in Arizona, board games, and coloring.

Those left to cherish her loving memory are; her son David (Vickie) Brandt of Baxter; son-in-law John Edwards of Des Moines; grandchildren Andrew Brandt of Baxter, Angie (Ron) Fleenor of Cambridge, and Anna (Shane) Palmer of Huxley; great grandchildren Mallory, John, Emma, Gracie, Kaylee, and Makenna; sisters Kay Lewis of Searsboro and Lee Tharp of Newton, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ila was proceeded in death by her parents; husband James; 2 daughters Sharon Brandt-Edwards and Margaret Brandt; and 5 siblings; twin brothers Lowell and Leland Kono; sisters Lois Jean Hill, Arline Foster, and Alma Ann Green.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Fredregill Family Funeral Home, in Baxter, has been entrusted with the care of Ila and her family.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Congregational United Church of Christ

218 Sout Main Street
Baxter, IA 50028





10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Congregational United Church of Christ

218 Sout Main Street
Baxter, IA 50028





11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Restland Cemetery

Baxter, Iowa 50028


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