Friday, April 11, 2014

Robert Brand

Robert Brand

URBANA – Robert "Bob" Irven Brand, 75, of Urbana passed away at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday (April 8, 2014) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
A visitation will be held at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, with Masonic rites performed at 5:45 p.m. by Centennial Lodge 747 AF&AM.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo, with military rites by Urbana American Legion Post 71.
Mr. Brand was born July 30, 1938, in Champaign, to parents Irven and Marian (McCullough) Brand. He married Peggy Matsler June 18, 1961, in Champaign; she survives.
Also surviving are sons, Darrell Brand (Darcie) of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Troy Brand of Longview, Texas; brother, Lawrence Brand of Tolono; sister, Anita Gilliland of Tolono; and grandchildren, Katelynn, Kassidy and Kooper.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister, Barbara.
Mr. Brand was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a firefighter and dispatcher for the Edge-Scott Fire Protection District. Bob was also a member of Champaign American Legion Post 24 and the Masonic Lodge.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project or Bible Baptist Church of Champaign.
Condolences may be offered online at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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