Donald Brandt


Donald Brandt passed away on Jan. 23, 2020. He was born in La Grange, Texas on April 14, 1951 to Leonard Brandt and Dorothy Mueller Brandt. His family moved to Gonzales when he was two years old.

Don attend Gonzales schools and graduated from GHS in 1969. He graduated from Texas A&M “Class of ‘73” with a BA in accounting, and his master’s degree in 1974. He married Ronda Harrell in 1972. After they both graduated from Texas A&M, they moved to Houston where Don worked for Touche-Ross Accounting Firm. While working in Houston, he attained his CPA licenses.

Don and Ronda moved back to Gonzales in 1978 where he went to work with Ronda’s family at Harrell Cattle Co. Don and Ronda went their separate ways in 1997, and he moved to Corpus Christi.

Don is survived by his son Darren and wife Emily Brandt, and their children Madelyn, Aiden and Liam; his daughter Tiffany Brandt and her son Cade; his daughter Charise and husband Michael Kirby, and their daughter Charlie; and the mother of his children, Ronda Harrell Brandt — all living in New Braunfels, Texas.

His is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Brandt, and three brothers: Wayne and wife Barb Brandt, Larry Brandt and Ann Quigley, Kenneth Brandt, along with many nieces and nephews.

Don is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Brandt, and sister-in-law Allison (Kenneth) Brandt.

Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Gonzales, Texas, with a reception to follow at the church.