Robert O. Brandes, age 74, of Winona, MN, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Winona Health.
Robert was born on July 2, 1938, in Winona, MN, to George and Alice (Thompson) Brandes. On August 5, 1961, he was united in marriage with Marion Hundt, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winona.
He was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the Eagle’s Club. Robert had also been employed at Federal Bakery and Badger Construction Equipment Company. Woodworking and bowling were activities enjoyed by Robert, and he also loved to attend tractor pulls with his son.
Robert is survived by his wife, Marion Brandes, Winona, MN; son, Robert Scott Brandes, Winona, MN; daughter, Jennifer Brandes, Winona, MN; as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 9 brothers and 3 sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
The Reverend Monsignor Richard Colletti and the Reverend Jason Kern will concelebrate.
Robert will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, on Monday, March 25, 2013, from 4 PM until 7 PM, where Monsignor Colletti will lead a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 PM. Visitation will also be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Robert’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com
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