Obituary for Lawrence “Larry” Brandt

Ponca City Now - November 22, 2022 6:50 pm

Larry J. Brandt

May 25, 1940 – November 17, 2022

Lawrence Joseph (Larry Joe) Brandt, 82, passed from this life peacefully November 17, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife and children at Integris Health Center in Edmond, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leoand Ruth Brandt, brothers, Charlie and Leroy (Barbara) Brandt and his sisters, Mildred (Jack) Nashert and Linda Twyman, in addition to his wife’s parents, Herman and Nadola Ciskowski and brothers in-law, Garry and Randy Ciskowski.

Larry was born at home on May 25, 1940, in Oklahoma City, the youngest boy of five children. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Mount St. Mary’s High School where he was an avid participant playing multiple sports including taking over the position of quarterback when his older brother, Leroy, graduated. Larry dearly loved the Rockets and continued to be a dedicated supporter his entire life. After graduating, Larry tried his hand at college then decided to enter the U.S. Army where he served as a Medic and trained at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Upon being Honorably Discharged, he worked at Western Electric in Oklahoma City. After a few years there he began work at his brother Leroy’s Brandt’s Ace Hardware in Yukon. In 1968 he opened his own Ace Hardware store in downtown Ponca City as the original location then built a new facility with the help of his oldest brother, Charlie, on north 14th street. Continuing his love of sports, Larry was a long-time member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church men’s softball team where many wonderful memories were made serving as their pitcher. He was a contributing member of St. Mary’s upon moving to Ponca City as well as being active in various charitable organizations over the years including Rotary, Ambucs, Elks and Moose Lodges, Chamber of Commerce and the Tippers Club.

Larry married the love of his life, Linda Louise Ciskowski of Medford, OK in 1963. They enjoyed many traveling excursions and golf trips over the years with dear friends and spent numerous hours supporting their beloved Oklahoma State Cowboys football and basketball teams. They had four children in the span of six years who filled their lives with much joy and activity. The family would like to thank the community for all the years of continued support of Brandt’s Ace Hardware still in operation after 54 years. It was his passion.

Larry Joe is survived by his wife, Linda, daughters Shannon Bellamy, Lesley (RD) Farr, Pamela (John) Romano, and his only son Jason (Amber) Brandt; and by his grandchildren, Brandt (Rebecca) Bellamy, Brook Bellamy, Emma and Audrey Farr, Joseph and Sophie Romano, Anna,Trevor and Hope Brandt; plus his great grandson Greyson Lee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School at 415 S. Seventh St., Ponca City, OK. 74601. OR Opportunity Center at 501 Greenbriar Rd., Ponca City, OK. 74601.

The Rosary will be held Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Trout Funeral Home, 505 West Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK. The funeral mass will be said on Wednesday, November 23, 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 707 East Ponca Avenue in Ponca City, OK with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Medford, OK.

Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home