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Henry Brandt

Henry Brandt, 91, Vancouver, Wash., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, Vancouver. He had been hospitalized since Oct. 29, 2007, and he died from emphysema and congestive heart failure. He returned to his Heavenly Father,...

Henry Brandt, 91, Vancouver, Wash., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, Vancouver.

He had been hospitalized since Oct. 29, 2007, and he died from emphysema and congestive heart failure.

He returned to his Heavenly Father, passing peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Henry was born in Taylor on March, 29, 1916, to Henry and Rosalia (Emenet) Brandt. He grew up in Taylor and graduated from Taylor High School in 1935.

In 1936, he came out west to Bonneville Dam, where he worked for a short time. He then ventured to Juneau, Alaska, where he worked in a commercial gold mine for four years.

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He served in the United States Army from 1941-1945 as a staff sergeant.

Upon discharge from the service, he returned to North Dakota and worked repairing grain elevators.

He became a union carpenter and worked in many states on major construction projects, including most of the dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. He retired in 1981.

He had lived in Pasco, Wash., since 1975, until moving to Vancouver in February 2007.

Henry married Irene Sundseth on May 1, 1948, in Ulen, Minn.

Henry's work meant moves to many different states including Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, New York, Indiana, Oregon and Washington.

Henry was a Christian man, and believed in Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord.

He was as member of Lutheran Church of the Master in Pasco for 31 years.

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Henry enjoyed fishing, woodworking, watching the Seattle Mariners games on TV, crossword puzzles and telling jokes.

Henry was a quiet man and devoted to family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a great love for his home state of North Dakota. He will be missed but his earthly body had worn out and he is in a better place.

Henry is survived by his wife, Irene, Vancouver; children Virginia (Bud) Ford, Portland, Ore., Carolyn (Ray) Smith, Vancouver, and George Brandt, Kennewick, Wash.; grandchildren, Brett Baumgarte, Vancouver, and Kristin Baumgarte, Vancouver; one great-grandchild, Ivy Grace Henderson, Vancouver; and many nieces and nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was held at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4820 W. Court St., Pasco, Wash., on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.

A private burial preceded the memorial service.

Donations can be made in Henry's memory to the Lutheran Church of the Master Building Fund, 4820 W. Court St., Pasco, Wash., 99301.

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