Agnes Mary Brandt, 82, of Worthington, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 11, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Minn., with Father Jim Callahan, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Worthington, Minn. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington. Benson Funeral Home of Worthington is in charge of arrangements.
Agnes Mary Brandt was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Slayton, Minn., to Ben and Anna Lutterman. She was one of the twins born that day – to add to the already eight children. The family moved to Sherburn, Minn., in 1934, and she began school in Jay Township and graduated from Sherburn High School in 1950. On Feb. 4, 1952, Agnes was united in marriage to Vyrn Brandt of rural Alpha, Minn. The religious ceremony took place at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn, Minn., at which Fr. George Foffel officiated. Of this marriage, 10 children were born.
A beautiful wife and mother, the first of 10 children was born in 1952, the last in 1969. In 1955, after her husband returned from the service, they, with two children, moved to a farm near Alpha and farmed for eight years. As the crops in the fields started and continued to grow, so did her family as six more children were added. In 1963, a move was made to Reading, Minn., and two more children were born and that completed the family. In 1964, she began working at the Coliseum Ballroom in Worthington, Minn. She was employed there until joining the staff at the Fauskee Nursing Home; she retired from that gratifying work in Dec. of 1993. In Jan. of 1995, she and Vyrn started traveling south for the winter. They loved traveling, so in 1999 they started full-time RVing, traveling all over the U.S. for 10 years before settling down at Homestead in Worthington in 2009. While living in the Worthington area, she was involved with the WCCW at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was always ready to help with funerals and other activities.
She will be forever remembered by her loving husband,Vyrn; her 9 children, Maureen (Robert) Bell of Jasper, Jeanne (Mark) Tauer of Sleepy Eye, Margaret (Dennis) Hitzemann of Onamia, Kenneth Brandt of Maple Grove, Gregory (Teri) Brandt of Springfield, Ill., Paul (Laura) Brandt of Naperville, Ill., James Brandt of Minnetonka, Julie Chapman of Fulda, and Laura Brandt of Plymouth; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Ambrose; twin sister, Alice Sokoloski of Sherburn; brothers, Vernon (Charlotte) Lutterman of Hudson, Wis., and Bernard Lutterman of Alpha; sisters-in-law, Marianne Lutterman, Irene Lutterman, and Ruth Lutterman of Sherburn, Vera Brack of Lakeville, Carol Brandt of Trimont; and brother-in-law, Hilbert Brandt of Trimont; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Agnes was preceded in death by their infant daughter, Marilyn Ann; her parents, Ben and Anna (White) Lutterman; her brothers, Lloyd (Shorty), Robert, Delbert (Dub), Claire, Leon; brothers-in-law, Glen (Bud) Ambrose, Richard (Dick) Sokoloski; sisters-in-law, Charlotte (Lottie) Lutterman, Alexandria (Lexie) Lutterman, Ann Lutterman; in-laws, Henry and Mary Brandt, Norma (Hilbert) Brandt, Evelyn and Paul Casey, LaVerle (Vera) Brack, Eldred (Bud) and Shirley Brandt, Eunice (Norman) Shorts and Merva and Robert Carlson.
The family would like to thank everyone for your prayers and thoughts during this time and would like you to join us at the school cafeteria for a time of celebrating her life with memories and stories and a lunch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Sunset Hospice Cottage, Inc. of Worthington or Feed the Children.