(June 1, 2004)
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Powell for Clinton Robert Brandon, 67, who died peacefully Tuesday, June 1 after a courageous battle with stomach cancer.
Pastor Clyde Seifert will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 4 at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Clint was a devoted husband, loving father and tender grandfather.
He was born March 13, 1937, to Robert and Regarda Brandon in Rugby, N.D. He grew up on a ranch/dairy farm in Towner, N.D. He graduated from Towner High School in 1956. He married Donna Davidson on July 26, 1958, in Bottineau, N.D.
He spent his working years welding and pipelining in Wyoming and Montana. He built a pipeline construction company from scratch that he worked and developed through the years into a thriving business, which he shared and passed on to his son and grandchildren.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, American Petroleum Institute, Eagles Lodge and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed cooking many meals for friends and family, hunting, fishing, traveling in his RV, 4-wheeling, spending time at the cabin building and remodeling.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the time spent with his grandchildren. Through his kind and generous ways, he made his family proud to call him "Dad" and "Grandpa."
He was a generous and talented man, who was loved and befriended by many who knew him. The family is secure in the knowledge that God has prepared a very special place in Heaven for him, and family members are thankful for the time they were blessed to have had him in their lives.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Donna Brandon of Powell; his mother, Regarda Brandon of Towner, N.D.; a daughter, Kristy (Federico) Lamus of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Kerby (Kimberly) Brandon of Powell; and a daughter, Klinette Brandon of Newcastle; four grandchildren, Tyler Brandon, Trevor and Hayden Brandon, and Kalin Lamus; and one sister, Shirley (Ray) Erhardt of Mandan, N.D. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Brandon.
The family has suggested memorials to Hope Lutheran Church, Valley Home Care or Meadowlark House at Northern Rockies Cancer Center.