Obituary Record

Alan Brandes
Died on 7/24/1994

Brandes, Alan, 61

Died 24 July 1994

Date and place of publication of this article were not recorded

A memorial service for Dr. Alan Brandes, 61 of Omaha who died July 24, 1994 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha of congestive heart failure will be held Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Hanscom Park United Methodist Church in Omaha. Rev. Loren Mullins, assisted by Rev. Donald Bredphaur and Rev. Lowen Kruse will officiate.

Alan Brandes was born June 14, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to Edwin and Minna Wienbrandt Brandes. He began studying piano when he was 4 1/2 years old under his mother's direction. He began studying organ and violin in high school and graduated from Rhodes High School in Cleveland.

He received his bachelor of musical arts and master of musical arts from the St. Louis Institute of Music in St. Louis. He received his doctorate of musical arts from Boston University in 1967.

He served with the Sixth Army Band at Presido Army Base in San Francisco, California from 1955-1957.

He began teaching music at Dana College, where he was professor of music, in 1966. Prior to coming to Dana, he taught at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota from 1962-1966.

He had been organist and choir director at Hanscom Park United Methodist Church since 1975. Prior to his position there he had served at First Lutheran Church for about seven years and Morning Star Lutheran Church for about four years in that capacity.

He also had played with the St. Louis Little Symphony in St. Louis, the Nebraska Wind Symphony and had been involved in numerous solo and dual recitals.

He was a member of the Omaha Chapter of Guild Organists for over 20 years, serving as dean from 1981-1983. He was also a member of the American Piano Institute, the Music Teachers National Association and Sonneck Society.

He married Arlene Wendel May 31, 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ralph.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene, Omaha; three daughters and sons-in-law, Liza Brandes, Omaha; Susan and Craig Schneider, Fremont and Maria and Michael Paulsen, Paso Robles, California; grandchildren, Matthew Brandes, Aaron Schneider, Lauren Schneider, Drew Schneider, Nicholas Paulsen; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Rachel Brandes, Cleveland; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Brandes of South Bend, Indiana; and step-children, Jeffrey McCart, Randall Mc Cart and Ronald McCart, all of Omaha.

Paul Johnson will be organist. Greg Witte will be soloist. Memorials may go to Dana College or the Hanscom Park United Methodist Church Music Fund.

Boye-Braman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Leaflet

In Memory of Dr. Alan C. Brandes

Born June 14, 1933 Cleveland, Ohio; Died July 24, 1994 Omaha, Nebraska

Memorial Services Thursday, July 28, 1994 11:00 am, Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska. Officiants: Ministers: The Rev. Loren Mullins, The Rev. Dr. Don Bredthauer, The Rev. Dr. Lowen Kruse; Organist: Paul Johnson; Vocalist: Greg Witte

Interment: Private

~~~ Obituary and leaflet courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Find A Grave Memorial# 33639157