Roger John Brandt, age 91, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Alfred and Janette (Kiefer) Brandt on January 31, 1927. Roger Married Beverly Strong on May 6, 1950. He played football, basketball, and ran track where he was a letterman and holder of school dash records at Appleton High School. Roger served in the Army for 2 years where he was stationed in Germany. He worked for 32 years at Consolidate Papers, while working he bartended and eventually owned Brandt’s Bar. After his retirement, Roger drove school bus where he enjoyed being with the kids and managed Memorial Park Baseball for many years. He was vocal in establishing the little league program in Appleton. Roger was also a volunteer fireman for years.
Roger enjoyed spending time up north, golfing, bowling, and watching the Lawrence Welk Show. He umpired for many years for different sports. Roger wintered in Arizona for 12 years with his wife, Beverly. He was a Packer season ticket holder since the early 1950’s.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Beverly; his children: Barb (Gary) Campbell of Phoenix, Arizona, Philip Brandt of Appleton, and Timothy Brandt of Appleton; grandchildren: Dana (Rory) Godec of Parker, Colorado, Travis Brandt of Appleton, Heather (fiancé Larry Kelpinski) Brandt of Appleton, and Jason Meode; great-grandsons: Sean and Brady Boespflug of Parker, Colorado, and Cohen Lamb of Appleton; great-granddaughter: Alanah Brandt; sister Carol Sexton of Appleton; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; his son Robert Brandt and infant son Randy; and brother-in-law Marty Sexton.
A Memorial for Roger will be held at 12 NOON on Friday, May 18, 2018 at BRETTSCHNEIDER TRETTIN NICKEL FUNERAL CHAPEL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.