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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Larry Brandon
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson

20/10/1887 --- 8/9/1976

Wed. September 8, 1976


Former Indiana State Representative - Larry Brandon, 88, died at the Garrett Community Hospital this morning at 2:45 a.m. Mr Brandon made his late home at 130 Brandon Rd. in Auburn and had been in failing health for the past year.

The former state representative was extremely active in community affairs throughout his lifetime. Mr. Brandon served two terms in the Indiana House during the 1930's and was formerly a Union Township Trustee.

Mr. Brandon also had a lonhg association with the Indiana farm Bureau and had served that organization previously as its vice-president, treasurer and secretary.

Until his retirement Mr. Brandon was employed as a dairy farmer. He was a member of the First christian Church of Auburn, the Masonic Lodge of Auburn, and Gideons International.

Mr. Brandon was born on Oct. 20, 1887 in Auburn. His parents were Ira and Millie (Watt) Brandon. He was married to the former Mildred Wilson in Auburn on Dec. 15, 1910.

Surviving Mr. Brandon are his wife, one daughter Barbara Brandon, at home and one son, John W. Brandon, Route 1, Corunna.

Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ruth Mraz, Bayport, Minn. and one brother, Rev. C.M. Brandon, Terra-Bella, Calif. Two brothers preceded Mr. Brandon in death. He had six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the first Christian Church of Auburn on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Roselawn Cemetery.

A Masonic service will be held at the Graffis Funeral Home Friday at 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, between 2 and 4 p.m. and between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Gideons International.

Note: Patricia's father (Elroy Watson) as a teenager knew Larry then Larry helped Elroy organize Townships and Wells County Farm Bureau in the 1940's.

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