Frederick Henry Brandt, 87, of Manchester, passed away on passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City. He was born on July 3, 1934, at Hinckley, Minnesota, the only son of Henry and Helen (Stumpf) Brandt. Fred was raised and educated in the Hinkley, Minnesota area. After Fred graduated from high school in 1953, he played semi-professional baseball with the Thomasville Dodgers in New York and was the pitcher.
On May 17, 1958, Fred was married to Yvonne Pearson at Hinkley, Minnesota. Four children were born to this union. Fred and Yvonne lived in Waterville, Minnesota for ten years before moving to Manchester in 1968. He was the manager of Great Plains Supply in Manchester and remained in lumber business until his retirement from United Building Supply in 1988.
Fred was a long-time member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Manchester. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. Fred loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Yvonne Brandt of Manchester; his four children, Kim (Chuck) Ehrlich of Des Moines, Nicole (Dan) Olson of St. Paul, Minnesota, Wade (Janice) Brandt of Manchester, Miles (Amy) Brandt of Holland, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Hannah (Ben) Ehrlich, Jenifer (Joe) Ehrlich, Molly Ehrlich, Keifer (Alex) Olson, Nachelle Olson, Neil (Lauren) Brandt, Kayla (Brian West) Brandt, Madlyne Brandt and Lilley Brandt; and four great-grandchildren, Cody, Ryenne, Cayden and Layne.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents.
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Private Family Memorial Service at a later date.