John E. Brandt, age 85 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully at 11:27 PM Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Brethren Retirement Home, Greenville, Ohio. Born in Greenville on April 2, 1934 he was one of 4 children born to the late Art & Edith (Border) Brandt. John was an outstanding family provider. He worked for over 30 years as a truck driver, having worked for himself and many other companies including Harold Pohl Trucking. He then went on to work as Safety Director at Subler Transfer. John was a “Gentle Giant”, a hard-working family man, and will truly be missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Nancy F. Brandt: sister Myrna Rothelian: granddaughter Mandy Barga.
Survived by children Bonnie Brandt; Vicki Ahlers; John Brandt, Jr; Sally Brandt & John Knapke; Lisa & Terry Barga: siblings Jim Brandt; Linda & Dennis Foley: 12 grandchildren: 17 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way: as well as many more family members and friends.
There are no scheduled services for John. Burial at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Versailles, Ohio at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Online sympathies www.baileyzechar.com.