In Memory

Tom Brandt (NHS Staff)

     Thomas William "Tom" Brandt, 34, North High School teacher, died Friday, March 3 at a Sioux City hospital of cancer.

     Mr. Brandt, a chemistry instructor, taught at Central High School from 1969 until North High School opened in 1972, and taught at North until he took a leave of absence because of illness.

     He was born August 24, 1943 at Bottineau, North Dakota. He attended Bottineau Branch College and Minot (ND) State College and taught at Kramer (ND) High School. In 1966 he moved to Vermillion, SD, where he earned his master's degree from the University of South Dakota. He moved to Sioux City in 1969.

     He married Carolyn E. Larson on August 3, 1963 in Bottineau.

     Mr. Brandt was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Sioux City Education Association, the Iowa Teacher's Association, the National Science Teachers Association, the Sioux City Boat Club, and was a board member on the Siouxland Council on Alcoholism.

     There will be a prayer service today at 7 p,m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Services will be 7 p.m. Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church. The Rev. T.E. Guetzlaff, St. John pastor, and Chaplain R.E. Oudheusden of St. Luke's Medical Center will officiate.

     Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Puetz, Larry Twait, Pete Kladstrup, Paul Snyder, Bob Sievers, and Vince Neubal. Pallbearers will be Bill Alexander, Joe McGuill, Bill Klein, Dr. William Schutte, Tom Ebeling, and Dr. Tom Malone.

     Additional services will be Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Bottineau. Burial will be in Oak Creek Cemetery, Bottineau.

     Survivors are the widow; two sons, William T. and Robert T., both at home; two daughters, Julie Ann and Kathleen, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brandt of Bottineau; two brothers, Paul of Kent, Ohio and Richard of Minneapolis; and a sister, Mrs. Ted (Nancy) Livesay of Minot, ND.

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07/01/09 11:18 PM #1    

Diane Baker (Shanafelt)

I was lucky enough to have Mr. Brandt as a chemistry teacher, even if only for a short time. I will never forget the Tom Brandt Dance, during which Revolution played. The Brandts were truly touched by everyone's love and support, and we were all moved to do whatever we could to help our North Star. RIP, Mr. Brandt.

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