James Alan “AI” Brandt
James Alan “AI” Brandt passed from this life to be with God on February 6, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Alan was born September 26, 1932 in St. Genevieve, Mo., to Truman and Luella Brandt.
The family relocated and AI was raised in Nashville. He was a member of the Nashville 1948-49 Hornets basketball team who placed fourth in the state. He graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., with degrees in English and Business. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, a Rector Scholar and played intramural basketball.
Alan proudly served in the Army at Fort Bliss in EI Paso, Texas, after marrying his college sweetheart Carol (Rodebaugh). Upon leaving the army, he joined his father-in-law in the family business at Angola Bottling Works in Angola, Ind. He later accepted a position in Sales and Accounting at Mueller Company in Decatur, where he remained until his retirement. Not one to be idle, he then worked a couple of years for Macon County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law and a great nephew. Alan is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Carol; daughter Cheryl Peck; sister Marilyn Winterberger; brother
Truman (Nancy), nieces Dr. Rene’ Feldkamp (Steven), Michelle Winterberger, Janeen (Rick) Patton, Susan (Gary) Meyer, Pam (Greg) Beck, John (Sheila) Brandt and numerous other great nieces, nephews and cousins.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Nashville and Huegely.
Memorials may be made in his name to Grace United Methodist Church, 250 N. Mill St., Nashville, IL 62263, as well as Wounded Warrior Project.
The family is grateful for the love and care of his MD (Dr. Totel), home caregivers and the staff of Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.