July 7, 1927 - September 6, 2014
Louis J. “Lou”
Brandon, 87, of Goshen, passed away at Hubbard Hill Estates in Elkhart
Saturday, September 6, 2014.
He was born in Elkhart on July 7, 1927, to the late Ernest and Tressa
(Scott) Brandon. He married Jeanne L. Cripe on October 19, 1947,
in Elkhart. She survives at home. Also surviving are his daughters,
Karen (Greg) Stutsman of Elkhart and Linda (Dave) Renaldi of Tecumseh,
Michigan, twin sister Louise Roush of Elkhart, five grandsons and
their spouses and 11 great-grandchildren. A brother, Robert Brandon,
preceded Lou in death.
In accordance with the
family’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration
of his life, including a Masonic service, was held at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 13, 2014, with visitation beginning at 10:00
a.m. at Creekside Church of the Brethren, 60455 C.R. 113 in Elkhart.
Pastors Rosanna McFadden, Elizabeth Kelsey, and Doug Reichenbach
officiated. Entombment was on Monday, September 15, during a private
service. Arrangements were under the care of Billings Funeral Home
Lou retired from Windsor
Mobile Homes of Bristol after nearly 20 years of employment. After
retirement he delivered flowers for Goshen Floral for over 25 years.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, in Scottish Rite and was a Shriner.
He belonged to Goshen Tyrian Lodge 12 and the Fort Wayne Mizpah
Shriner’s Lodge as well as Creekside Church of the Brethren.
He spent his free time
driving patients back and forth to the Shriner Hospitals in Chicago
and Cincinnati. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the
years following World War II. Memorial donations may be given to
Creekside Church or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital
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