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William F. Brand

August 25, 1935 - April 7, 2018

Muncie – Early Saturday evening, April 7, 2018, Heaven gained another angel when William F. Brand, 82, passed away at Yorktown Manor surrounded by his family, friends and caregivers.

William was born in Muncie on August 25, 1935, son of the late Robert and Irene Brand and graduated from Royerton High School in 195…READ MORE

Muncie – Early Saturday evening, April 7, 2018, Heaven gained another angel when William F. Brand, 82, passed away at Yorktown Manor surrounded by his family, friends and caregivers.

William was born in Muncie on August 25, 1935, son of the late Robert and Irene Brand and graduated from Royerton High School in 1955, where he was active in basketball and track and field.

After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley J. Hess and spent sixty-two very blessed years together.

Bill was employed at Marhoefer Packing and Delco Battery until joining the Muncie Fire Department in 1960 and retiring in 1992.

He was an avid horseshoe pitcher, wining several state tournaments throughout his career.

Along with his wife he is survived by his daughters, Deborah Seals, Pamela Cooper (husband, Jim), and Laura McQueen (husband, Bryon); six grandchildren, Chad Seals (Jill), Ryan Seals, Amanda Gourley (Carlos), Jennifer Jones (Rodney), Greg Rhodes (Heather) and Kyle Cooper; sixteen great-grandchildren;  Kaylee, Aubree, Rylee, Colten, Braiden, Remington, Trenton, Ethan, Evan, Emsleigh, Baylyn, Kourtlyn, Sawyer, Allen, Andy and Lanae; two brothers, Max Brand (wife, Mildred) and David Brand (wife, Elsie); two sisters, Judy Davis and Janice Simpson (husband, Eddie); two sisters-in-law, Connie Brand and Joyce Brand; a brother-in-law, Sherman Hess (wife, Sharon); also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Lynn Brand; a son-in-law, Richard A. Seals; two brothers, Tom Brand and Phil Brand; a brother-in-law, Joe Davis; and his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father David Hellmann presiding. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Yorktown Manor and Premiere Hospice for all of their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Residents Activity Fund, c/o Yorktown Manor, 2000 South Andrews Road, Yorktown, Indiana 47396.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

 

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Address:

820 E. Charles Street
Muncie, IN 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Gardens of Memory Cemetery

Address:

10703 N. State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303


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