James Brandt

James Brandt
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Jim “Squatch” Brandt, 62, of Belleville, IL, born October 24, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL

Mr. Brandt worked for the Laborers Local 459 in Belleville, IL, and previously worked as a roofer for Jim Taylor Roofing. Jim was a member of the Moose Lodge.  He played softball with the Mudville Giants, enjoyed coaching for the Belleville Little Devils, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Brandt; his step-father, John Cissell; a sister, Vickie Boyle; his father-in-law, Homer Hinkle; his mother-in-law, Mary Etta (Don) Dove; a son-in-law, John Burton; brothers-in-law, Mark Lemasters, Mike Hinkle, and Jack Houston; and sisters-in-law, Terry Dove, Jeanette Ellenberg, and Ruth Montgomery.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Kathy, nee Hinkle, Brandt, whom he married on June 7, 1980;
his mother, Shirley J., nee Schmidt, Cissell;
his dad, William Paxton of Pe Ell, WA;
mother-in-law, Norma Hinkle;
two daughters, Sheila (Mike Nicoson) Burton of Belleville, IL,
and Jamie (Steve) Mank of Belleville, IL;
a grandson, Mason Mank;
a grandmother, Lucille Cissell;
four sisters, Pam Webster of Belleville, IL,
Linda (John) Boyle of Belleville, IL,
Dawn Handshumaker of WA,
and Vickie Brown of WA;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron (Gayle) Hinkle,
Connie (Tom) Schaeffer, Dawn Osteen,
Bobbie Jo (Larry) Randle, David (Toni) Dove,
Donna L. Clifton, Billy (Gary) Alexander,
Edi Lemasters, Homer Hinkle,
and Donny (Jennifer) Hinkle;
many nieces, nephews and cousins;
and a canine companion, “Coco”.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For James Brandt

We are thinking about you with fond memories of Jim.
Out thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow as you lay him to rest.

Rob & Susan Stewart, Herrin, IL, 62948


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