Kai Myron Brand, 88, of Fontanelle NE

Kai Myron Brand age 88, of Fontanelle passed away Monday November 7, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center.

The funeral service will be 10:30am Friday at Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle.  Burial will follow in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be in Fremont at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel on Thursday from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm.  Memorials are suggested to Salem Lutheran Fontanelle, Hooper Care Center or the Dodge County 4-H foundation.

Myron, lifelong resident of Dodge and Washington Counties was born on August 2, 1928 in rural Dodge County, baptized on April 2, 1929 at First Lutheran Church in Fremont, and raised in rural Dodge County by his parents Oscar and Vernie Brand. He attended rural school, was confirmed on March 29, 1942 at Salem Lutheran in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 1947.  He was crowned 4-H King at the Fremont 4-H fair in 1947.  He was a lifetime supporter of the 4-H program.  During Myron’s working years he farmed northwest of Fremont, hauled milk and livestock and was a cattle buyer for area youth and for his own family.    He married Anita Ritzen on August 2, 1949 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle.  Myron enjoyed many years of bowling and softball for church and town leagues and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle.


Wife – Anita of Fontanelle

Son – Douglas (Gail) Brand of Seward

Daughters – Nancy (Rev. Joel) Schroeder of Hooper

Jan (Galen) Madsen of Lincoln

9 grandchildren – Eric (Natalie) Schilling, Kylie (Jason) Penke, Krissy (Russ) Ozenbaugh, Ben Schroeder, Jacob (Morgan) Schroeder, Seth (Kiley) Schroeder, JoHanna (Scott) Buchholz, Marta (Jason) Klug, Hans (Kelsey Bohling) Madsen

8 great grandchildren – Luke & Lincoln Schilling, Tate & Tye Penke, Riggins and Rustin Ozenbaugh, Adaya Klug, and Lydia Buchholz.

Brothers – Duane (Elaine) Brand of Fremont, Darold (Kathy) Brand of Fremont, Steven (Paula) Brand of Longmont, CO.; Randy (Peggy) Brand of Fremont, Sister Marilyn Taylor of California, sister-in-law Connie Brand of Fremont

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth and great granddaughter Allison Penke.

Kai Brand

Kai Brand

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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