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(December 7, 1960 – August 29, 2015)

Patrick (Pat) Wayne Brandt, 54, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at home. His last day was filled with visits from family, friends and wonderful music provided by Jenn and Eric. He was born December 7, 1960 in Midland, Michigan along with Mike, whom he often referred to as his ?Ç£womb mate?Ç¥, to the late Robert and Virginia (Bishop) Brandt. Pat was raised in Midland and attended Carpenter, Central and Midland High School. After graduating he attended Adrian College, and then graduated from Eastern Michigan College with a fine arts degree with a minor in history. After returning to Midland he coached JV boys basketball, JV girls basketball and JV boys baseball at Bullock Creek and Midland High School. He worked for Midland County Parks and Recreation for many years. Pat loved sports and music to the end of his days. He played soft ball and basketball with several teams for many years. The last team he played on was a vintage baseball team, the Midland County Mighty River Hogs. Many of his sports friends will remember him by his nickname of Horse. Pat also had a passion for music, and played with many friends at different venues in and around Midland. He made many friends through work and his many activities, and loved telling stories about them. Pat was also a talented potter and those of us that have some of his works will cherish them forever. His last outing was to the Tuesday?ÇÖs with Whoever at the Red Oak. Special thanks to Kerry, Rick, Rick, Mike Cindy, Gary, K.D. Ed and all the Rangers for your loved and friendship. We know we have missed some but you were all in Pat?ÇÖs heart. We would also like to thank Joy, Carol, Deb, Ken and Don from Hospice that made it possible for Pat to come home. He very much wanted that, and we wanted that for him.Pat is survived by his children, Nathan and Kiley Brandt, siblings, Susan (Paul) Terice, Robert (Sharon) Brandt, Mary Roberts and Dale (Peggy) Brandt, many nieces and nephews, and Shadow ?Ç£the best dog in the world.?Ç¥Pat was predeceased by his brothers Cy and Mike Brandt.It is Pat?ÇÖs wish that he be cremated and there be no visitation or service. That being said, he did concede that if we wished we could have a party, to remember and give each other comfort. An informal gathering is planned at Emerson Park, where he played so many softball games, Friday, September 4th, at Pavilion E, from 1-6pm. Any musicians please bring your instruments and if music breaks out that would make Pat smile. Come for a few minutes or a few hours, all that knew Pat are welcome.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the NPR (National Public Radio or the Mighty River Hogs Softball Club. Checks can be made out to Nathan or Kiley Brandt who will then present the donations to these organizations.We leave you with these words of comfort from Kiley. ?Ç£I know he will be singing, playing his guitar, and throwing a baseball around up there in heaven. He will be missed tons by loved ones, but I am glad he is no longer in pain. I love you and will see you again someday.?Ç¥On line condolences can be left at smithminer.com