Larry Wayne Brandom, Sr., 82, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Born August 27, 1937 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of John Clifford Brandom and Berniece Lucille (Perry) Brandom.
He attended Arcola High School and served in the U.S. Air Force, being honorably discharged in 1956. On June 10, 1956 he married Beverly Ann Hyser. He was a Plant Manager at Briggs, Countrymark Co-Op for 40 years and worked at Reelcraft from 2005-2007. He was a member of the Columbia City Masonic Lodge 189 F. & A.M. He had been a member of the Columbia City Eagles since 1964 where he held all the offices of the Lodge, held several offices with the Moose Lodge, the ABATE Motorcycle Club since 1997 and a Goldwinger. He enjoyed hunting, camping and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Beverly Brandom; children, Cheryl Hammons, of Columbia City, Lucille (Brian) Schuh, of Fort Wayne, Larry Brandom, Jr., of Columbia City, Deanna Mattix, of Fort Wayne and Kristina Craig, of Van Buren, OH; sister, Janice Brandom, of Columbia City; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 7 great- great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, John and Ilo Brandom; mother, Berniece Brandom; sisters, Marilyn Richhart and Betty Boardman; brother, John Brandom; granddaughter, Sheila Hammons; and infant great-granddaughter, Amanda Keating.
A gathering of family and friends will be 2:30-4:30 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with a Masonic service to begin at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Annex Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in his memory to the Humane Society of Whitley County or Riley Children's Foundation. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send his family condolences online.
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Jan, sorry to read of your brothers passing. I haven't seen you for a long time. Text me at this number 260 636 0123. We can do lunch and catch up. Pass my heart felt sympathies to the rest of your family.
Oh Beverly, my Steve was the first to let me know. We are so very sorry! We remember the campfires, the trip to see the llamas , just having so much fun with Jake and you all! Loving you all in this sorrowful time. Always, Janice Studebaker, Tony Licata
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