Lyle D. Brandt, passed away peacefully at age 90 1/2 years old on Sept. 14, 2012 surrounded by loving family. He was born March 23, 1922 at Gate, Wash., to C.E. (Dave) Brandt and Mae Church Brandt.
Lyle enlisted in U.S. Marines in 1942, serving in various campaigns in the Pacific as a Marine Raider. He received injuries including the loss of both legs, on Okinawa.
Lyle married his devoted wife of 66 1/2 years, Bernice (Bea) Schey, on Jan. 1, 1946, after loving her since their teen years.
After military service, Lyle was an employee of the Washington State Patrol in the Chehalis office. Upon retirement, the family lived in their present home on Phillips Lake near Shelton, Wash.
Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Bea at the family home, son, Marvin (Sharky) and wife Karen, daughter, Jean and husband Jim Brett, daughter, Sharon and husband, Tom Roof, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, his sister, Dorothy Brandt Martin of Centralia and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Cal, Alvin, Marvin, Virgil, Ken and Doug, and sisters, Vera Hill, Grace Brandt and Irene Krenz.
The family will celebrate Lyle’s life at a gathering at home on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be donations to a charity of your choice.