Laverna Brandt

Laverna Brandt age 97 years of York, NE, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at York. She was born January 19, 1920 at Woodruff, KS to Arley Edgar Hageman and Florence (Bradley) Hageman. She was a bookkeeper for Montgomery Wards in McCook, NE. and Denver, CO. Her enjoyment came with genealogy, bird watching, the coffee club in Superior, NE., She played on a girl’s baseball team; she loved to dance especially Ballroom, played piano and was a member of a small local band with her sisters. On January 31, 1942 she was married to John B. Brandt at Oberlin, KS.

She is survived by son John W. (Kami) Brandt of Ogallala, NE and his children Suzie (Aaron) Dexter of Thornton, Co, Logan and Jacob Dexter. Jodi Deaver of Denver, CO and her children, Arianna, Elliana, Alliyah, Chelsea and Regie. Jonathan (Mimi) Brandt of Kearney, NE, their children Jonas Burton Brandt, August Emerson Brandt, and a great granddaughter to be born in May.

Daughter Joyce (David) Samson of York, NE and her children, Jay Nelson of Bradshaw, NE and his friend Deb Bray. Jill (Randy) Shaw of Crete, NE. Their children, Tyler (Katy) Shaw and their baby daughter Collins Rosella Shaw of Pleasant Dale, NE, Tristan Shaw and Taryn Shaw both of Crete. Jackie (Clay) Bittinger of Henderson, NE and their children Tori Bittinger and fiancé Kendall Gierhan of Utica, NE and Jordan & Ashley Bittinger of Lincoln, NE. Laverna was blessed to hold and enjoy her great great granddaughter, the 5th generation.

Son Jim (Faith) Brandt of Colorado Springs, CO.

She is also survived by her brothers Glenn (Jeanne) Hageman of Denver, CO and Wayne (Lois) Hageman of Torrington, WY. and a sister Marylou Hartzog of Ogallala. Many nieces, nephews, and their families, along with their Texas and Nebraska friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother; Raymond Bradley Hageman, brother –in-law Ron Hartzog, one sister Bernice (Jim) Turner. Sister-in-law and brothers Morris (Virginia) Brant, Ruth (Don) Bridgmon and Marge (Curtis) Ely. Nephews Bradley Wayne Hartzog, James Clayton “Butch” Brandt and Gary Hageman. Her parents-in-law J. Arthur and Anna Brant.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Metz Chapel in York with the Reverend Art Phillips officiating. Burial was held in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the family for later designation.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.