A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cordova, with Rev. Nile Buch, officiating. Interment will be in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be Tuesday, 11 am to 9pm at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend with the family greeting relatives and friends, 6:30-8 pm. Memorials are directed in care of the family for later designation.
Lori Lynn Brandt was born August 25, 1959 in Lincoln, Nebraska to
Janet (Ricenbaw) and Ronald D. Crawford and passed away suddenly,
Sunday, October 6, 2013 at her home in Exeter at the age of 54 years 1
month and 11 days. She spent her early childhood years in the Beaver
Crossing area. In 1964, she moved with her parents to a farm east of
Cordova. In the fall of 1965, her father was killed in a car accident
and Lori and her two brothers and their mother moved to Friend. In
1967, Janet married Joel Pospisil and a new family began. Lori
graduated from Friend High School in 1977 and furthered her education at
Southeast Community college graduating with a dietary tech degree. In
1979, Lori was united in marriage to Keith Brandt and to this union
three children were born, Nathaniel, Morgan and Dalton.
Although Lori was a busy mother and homemaker, she again furthered
her education. In 1991 Lori began classes at SECC working toward
earning her degree as an LPN, graduating in 1993 at the top of her
class. Lori began her nursing career working at Fillmore County
Hospital and continued serving patients there until her passing. She
had a passion for health care and this passion showed in the care she
gave her patients.
On January 1, 2011, her grandson, Brenson, was born and he became the
light of her life. Lori spent as much time as possible playing and
spending time with him. Lori loved boating and camping and spent many
happy weekends at the lake. Every summer they all spent a week in
Minnesota camping with good friends, Paul and Becky Erdkamp and their
children. Lori loved planting flowers and always had a beautiful yard
and garden. She was the family rock, always very happy, had the greatest
laugh and just enjoyed people. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading
novels, playing poker, hunting with family, and watching Nebraska
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cordova.
She is survived by her husband, Keith Brandt, Exeter, children and
spouse, Nathanial “Nate” and Kaci Brandt, Exeter, Morgan Brandt and
Dalton Brandt, both of Friend, one grandson, Brenson Brandt, Friend,
parents, Janet and Joel Pospisil, parents-in-law, Lester and Verna
Brandt, all of Friend, four brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Judy
Crawford, Friend, Mark and Beth Crawford, Exeter, John Pospisil and
Bonnie Galusha, Friend, Alan and Sherri Pospisil, Geneva,
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Janet Brandt, Lincoln,
Roger and Dianne Brandt, Exeter, Kenny and Dee Brandt, Wheatland WY,
Norman and Cindy Brandt, Friend, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews,
and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald D. Crawford,
grandparents, Ralph and Winnie Crawford, James and Dorothy Ricenbaw, and
Lewis “Tobe” and Ann Pospisil, and an infant nephew, Mark Rodney
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