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MORTON - Roy L. Brandt, 95, of Morton, passed away at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Riverview ManorCare of East Peoria.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1920, in Rural Deer Creek, Ill., to Samuel and Katherine (Schmidgall) Brandt. He married Mary Ellen Miller on Nov. 7, 1947, in East Peoria.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Brandt of Morton; two daughters, Linda (Joe) Stidman of Morton and Marcia (Sam Myers) Brandt of Washington Island, Wisc.; two sons, Wayne Brandt of Morton and James (Teena) Brandt of Peoria; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Tindall of Morton.
He was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Mary, one brother and two sisters.
Roy was a United States Army Air Corps veteran having served during WWII in the European Theatre. He was awarded the bronze star medal for his service.
He worked for Caterpillar Tractor, Co. as an accounting clerk from 1941 until his retirement from East Peoria in 1982 after 42 years of service.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton, the Caterpillar Retirees Club in East Peoria, the American Legion Post 318 in Morton and a former member of church men's club, where he was a past president.
Roy enjoyed wintering in Ft. Myers, Fla. and taking many cruises.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2016, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church.