Robert Brand

    Robert “Bob” Charles Brand, 64, of 2400 S. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
    Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Diana Hoover officiating.  Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, with military honors provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.  Family suggests memorials to the Robert C. Brand Memorial Fund.

    Bob was born Feb. 4, 1947 in Mason City, the son of Frank and Edna (Cogill) Brand.  He attended school in Rockford, Iowa.  Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War.  He married Ginger Fisher on July 16, 1966 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.
    After his discharge from the Army he worked for Vigortone Premix, Jo-Fran Roaster and later operated the Wagon Wheel in Clear Lake.  The last 24 years he worked in the First Credit Dept. at Schukei Chevrolet. 
    Bob enjoyed playing pool, golfing and fishing.
    He is survived by his wife, Ginger Brand, Clear Lake; son, Todd Brand and his fiancé, Amanda Leland and her son, Nevyn Fisher, Mason City; two granddaughters, Ashley and Britny Brand, Mason City; three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Naomi and Mathayus; four sisters, Wavel Lichman, Britt, Iowa, Marvel Thompson, Mason City, Sharon Jenkins, Bay City, Wis.and Karen (K.J.) Hueneman, Garner, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.     He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Albert Welshans; four brothers, Richard, Larry, Ronald and Arthur Brand; sister, Janyce Stromley; brothers-in-law, John Lichman and Elmer Thompson; and a sister-in-law, Naomi Brand.
    Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

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