In Memory of

Michael James Brander

September 15, 1952 - May 24, 2019
Michael James Brander

Michael James Brander

Born: September 15, 1952
Died: May 24, 2019
Age: 66

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Brother of Barb Jorgensen

Michael James Brander was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, on September 15, 1952, and passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019.   After high school, he lived in Denver, Colorado.  He was a U.S. Postal Service employee until the onset of cancer. 

Michael often travelled to Mexico and Hawaii.  He was naturally curious, and enjoyed the relationships he established on his trips.  Helping those less fortunate came easily to Michael, and many people benefited from his generosity.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Brander.  He is survived by his mother, Esther Dusing Brander of Spencer, Iowa; four sisters: Barbara Jorgensen (Dan) of Spencer, Iowa, Toni Hood of Humboldt, Iowa, Patty Lee (Joe) of Iowa City, Iowa, and Joni Brander of Chicago, Illinois; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8 at Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake, IA.

A lunch will follow the service.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:48 PM
“Barb & Dan, sorry to hear! Happen to be scrolling on here & saw this. Jesus bless you both. I'll be praying you guys.”
- Daniel Beck
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 5:13 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss Barb, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. ”
- Theresa Plagman
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:34 PM
“So sorry to hear about Mike. We lived together in Denver along with Steve Lambrecht and Mike and I moved up to Idaho Spgs and lived together up Spring Gulch for a few years and eventually, Mike moved back to Denver and we sorta lost contact and I moved back to Tennessee in 1988. I think his friend, Art Obinger, got in touch with Mike somehow and kept in touch off and on. Another Idaho Spgs Guy, Harvey Wagner went to see Mike a few times. Anyway, just to fill you in on Mike and myself. I had the nickname ‘Tennessee’ out in Co. have a lot of fond memories of Mike, back in the day. We had a lot of good times. I also worked for Budweiser when Mike did. Mike had some friends from Colby Kansas, Kenny and Karen Huelsman. I wonder if they know about Mike? I talked to Mike one time in the last couple of years. Anyone that ever knew Mike, never would forget about him. I am so sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. Pat Naron”
- Pat Naron
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:31 AM
“To the Jorgensen family
My deepest sympathies to you and yours !”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM
“Barb, Doc, Lisa, Luke and to the rest of the family, My heart goes out to all of you in this time of loss. ”
- Tom Morse
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:34 AM
“I am so so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace, Cousin Mike.”
- Cindy Kelley
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:40 AM
“Barb and Family, So sorry for your loss...”
- Lorna Johnson Sebring
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9:54 PM
“Aunt Esther and family
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Beth Hudson
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9:54 PM
“Love you Mike. I appreciate who you were as a kid and who you became as a man. I have fun memories of our visits to Storm Lake, our Thanksgivings, the ski trip we enjoyed with you, and I especially appreciated your curiosity and how much you loved to read to learn about different places. Bless your precious heart for the strength and determination you used to fight the battle. And now you are free from your human body as is my brother, your cousin Jim. Hope you guys have fun up there. Love you”
- Karen Glyn Saucedo
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:11 AM
“I am sorry for the family's loss. Please find some solace in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at John 6:40.”
- RL
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