February 10, 2011 at 8:53 a.m.

Darvyn N. Brandt

Darvyn N. Brandt
Darvyn N. Brandt

Darvyn N. Brandt, age 61, of Blaine, MN died January 31, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 11, 1949, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, to parents Harris V. and Cordelia M. "Corky" (Johnson) Brandt.

Darv married Constance C. Tuma, June 5, 1976, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, in LeSueur, MN. Darvyn attended Chisago City High School and was in the 1968 graduating class. He enrolled in Anoka Ramsey Community College for general studies. In March 1971, he was drafted by the US Army. After basic combat and advanced individual training, he was sent to South Vietnam. Darv served as a medic and light weapon infantryman and was a Purple Heart recipient. In March 1973, he was honorably discharged from the US Army with the rank of Specialist Four. He continued his education by becoming a student at Mankato State University, majoring in Emergency Medical Care and Rescue. After graduating in the fall of 1977, Darv. starting to work as a paramedic for Hennepin County Medical Center. For the next 33 years he served as a paramedic and was a supervisor at the time of his death.

Darvyn is preceded in death by his parents. Survived by loving wife of 34 years; Connie, children Shawn (Michele) Brandt, Stacey (James) Abraham, both of Elk River, MN; grandchildren Isabelle, Harrison Darvyn, Addison, brother Gaylon Brandt, Chisago City, MN; cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial service was Friday, February 4, St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Blaine, MN. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in the spring.

"Day is done - go to sleep Soldier boy"...Taps.

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