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Charles E. Brandt; Operating Engineer

May 07, 1999

Ventura resident Charles E. Brandt died in a local hospital Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 72.

Brandt was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Lyons, Neb. He moved to Ventura in 1947 from Omaha and worked as an operating engineer for S.P. Milling Co. for 30 years.

Brandt was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 339 and VFW Walter Chaffee Post 1679, both in Ventura.

He lived for several years at Magnolia Mobile Home Park, where he enjoyed spending time with his longtime companion, Doris Hughes, and many other friends and neighbors.

Brandt is survived by three sons, Charles Brandt, Robert Brandt and James Brandt, all of Ventura; a sister, Lorraine Matthys, also of Ventura; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura that will be led by members of the American Legion.

Arrangements are being handled by Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura.

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