Brandt, Richard D. died March 9, 2023 in Lincoln, NE.
Dick was born in State Center, Iowa December 3, 1936. He attended State Center high school where he played basketball and graduated in 1954. He attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and was a member of the Wartburg Choir graduating in 1959. He began his 38 year life insurance career in Waverly at Lutheran Mutual (now Cuna). He moved to Lincoln, NE where he worked for Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Company as a life underwriter. From there he worked for companies in Texas and Wisconsin and then changed to selling life insurance. Dick was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He chose to go back to underwriting and became Vice President of Life Underwriting at Ameritas in 1986. He moved to one of the Ameritas companies in Suffern, NY as Executive Vice President from 1994 until he retired. Dick and his wife Jill retired to Mesa, Arizona in 2000 and lived there for 11 years. They moved back to Lincoln in 2011 to be nearer to family. He enjoyed, music, (he quit counting at 127 weddings that he sang for), and was in a church choir for many years. He also enjoyed golf, fishing, crossword puzzles, gardening, college football and basketball and was a life-long Yankee fan.
Dick was predeceased by his sister Joyce (Darlo) Long of Marshalltown, IA and his parents Gertrude and Nolan Eubank of State Center, IA.
Dick is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jill, sons Mark (Jeannie) of Little River, S.C., David (Linda) of Merritt Island, FL, daughter Lisa (Jim) Behrens of Maricopa, AZ, a twin sister, Roberta (John) Varnum of Perry, IA, ten grandchildren: Chad Brandt (Avelina) of Gilbert, AZ, Brittany (Cody) Wise of Denver, CO, Tiffany (Jitendra) Jain, Heather Brandt, Ryan (Devon) Brandt, all of Madison, AL, Skyler Brandt of Fredericksburg, VA, Tyler (Annie) Koch of Hampton, IA, Season Collins of Sheffield, Ia, Macy Behrens of Lincoln, NE and Madison Behrens of Maricopa, AZ. Great grandchildren include Alex, Juliette, Athena, Taylor, Isabella, Hayden, Lucas, David and Amara. There are also many nieces and nephews.
Per Dick’s request, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1621 Superior St., Lincoln, NE 68521, marked for the music department.
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