Marlyn Kaye Brandt, 78

Marlyn Kaye Brandt, 78, of Liscomb, IA, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 West Main St., Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Friends and family are welcome to attend a luncheon at the funeral home following interment at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Marlyn was born May 14, 1935 in Blue Earth, MN to Lawrence August and Lurene (Berlow) Brandt. Marlyn attended country school through the 8th grade, graduating at Elmore High in 1953. He enlisted in the Navy for 4 years stationed in Norfolk, VA when he met and married W. Joanne Glock on November 16th, 1957 in Fallston, MD. They returned to Ledyard, IA, where he farmed with his father and started a family with Joanne while also commuting to Des Moines for classes and thus receiving his Data Processing degree in 1963. Shortly after, they moved to Marshalltown and he began his career as a Computer Systems Analyst with Fisher Controls. His wife Joanne passed away in 1991.

He met and married Marilyn Hill on March 20, 1992 at the Bethel Grove Church at Liscomb where they remained long time members. They made their home in Marshalltown where he retired from Fisher Controls in 1992 with 30 years of service. Marlyn and Marilyn bought her parents’ home west of Liscomb. There they enjoyed in working on their acreage, traveling, camping, golfing, motorcycling, woodworking and attending family reunions. Marlyn was devoted to square dancing throughout his life, later becoming a caller. He had a passion for his HO trains, playing the guitar and listening to country music, but above all, he loved and cherished his family and church family.

Marlyn will be greatly missed by his loving wife Marilyn of 22 years, children; Jeff (Verna) Brandt, Debra (John) Peterson, Brenda Brandt, Kevin (Kristy) Brandt, Greg (Lance) Johnson, Brian (Jennifer) Johnson, Bruce (Paige) Johnson, Katherine (Lance) Fontinel, Jill (Jennifer) Hill and Bill Roberts, along with 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Harlan (Judy) Brandt and Sherwin (Sandy) Brandt, many nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Max.

Marlyn is preceded in death by his wife Joanne, both parents and two great grandsons.