John BrandtJohn Allan Brandt, 41, of Two Harbors, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, on the Yukon Trail near Isabella, due to injuries sustained from a snowmobile accident.
John Allan Brandt, 41, of Two Harbors, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, on the Yukon Trail near Isabella, due to injuries sustained from a snowmobile accident.
He was born Oct. 14, 1969, to Allan “Skipp” and Roberta (Stephenson) Brandt in Two Harbors, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1988.
John married Sarah McLaughlin on Sept. 1, 2001 at Thomas Lake. He sold recreational vehicles and automobiles before working at the Lake County Sheriff Department as a dispatcher.
John was the vice president of the Voyageur Snowmobile Club and was instrumental in having the Voyageur Snowmobile Club Memorial Shelter built on the Yukon Trail by the Cloquet River.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, and enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, and riding his Harley.
Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with his family, friends, and dogs.
He is survived by his wife Sarah, of Two Harbors; parents, Skipp and Roberta of Two Harbors; sister, Connie (Bruce) Bautch of Independence, Wis.; brother, Steve (Joni) of Two Harbors; nieces and nephews, Drew and Erinn of Independence, Courtney and Cody of Two Harbors, and Jayden of Duluth; inlaws, Royce and Liz McLaughlin of Esko; and beloved dogs, Petey and Bella.
A funeral service took place Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Voyageur Snowmobile Club Memorial Shelter.