Jack N. Brandt, age 83, of Wausau died peacefully Saturday January 28, 2012 with his family by his side after a short and courageous battle with Leukemia.
Jack was born on August 28, 1928 to the late Norman and Dorothy (Trierwieler) Brandt. He met and started dating the love of his life Nina Armon when she was only 15 years old. They were married on September 3, 1949 in Marshfield.
Jack graduated from UW Stevens Point and excelled in football and track and field, with his true passion being football. He was selected to be a player in the first annual North/South High School Football Championship game at Camp Randall in 1946 which was coached by Wausau Senior High School's Win Brockmeyer. He went on to play in Wausau's semi pro football team, the Wausau Muskies. Jack's lifelong goal was to own a family business which he did with his son Jeff and grandson Justan. He always had or was looking for a project and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Jack was also a charter member at St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather He was loved and respected by everyone that knew him and will be remembered for his caring and compassionate personality.
Survivors include his wife Nina Brandt of Wausau; son Jeffrey (LaRayne) Brandt of Rib Mountain; daughter Robin Mikesell of Alabama; sister Sally (Jerry) Roland of Arizona; four grandchildren Jasen, Jessica, Justan, and Stephanie; and four great grandchildren Jori, Julian, Kailyn Jo, and Riley.
He was preceded in death by his brother Tom, sister Dot, and dog Skipper.
A public visitation will held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3200 N. Mountain Road, Wausau. A private family service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at church. The Rev. John Roseth will officiate.
Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com