Arthur Ray Brandau, “Mick”, 83 years old of Peotone, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jeanette (Sangmeister) Brandau. He married Jeanette on October 19, 1968 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Frankfort, IL and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Good Shepherd in 2018. He is also survived by his three sons, Barry Brandau, Jeff (Dana) Brandau, and Corey (Amy) Brandau; his sister, Laverne Radloff; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roy and Tammy Sangmeister, Ralph and Linda Sangmeister, Dale and Marilyn Mills, and Arlene Sangmeister; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Arthur Brandau; his parents, Al C. Brandau, Sr. and Louise (Frischkorn) Brandau; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Marie (Wille) Sangmeister; his brother and sister-in-law, Albert F. Brandau, Jr. and Helene (Bachara) Brandau and their son, Donald Brandau; and a brother-in-law, Don Radloff.
Arthur honorably served his country in the United States Army from September 19, 1961 to September 6, 1963. He worked at Brandau Construction Company in Tinley Park before and after serving in the Army as a mechanic, truck driver, laborer, and a jack of all trades. He then worked for Rich Wilson Blacktop Paving Company in Frankfort for many years in the same capacity. He served on the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Will County in Joliet for many years where his son, Todd, attended school. Arthur was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Frankfort serving as an elder, financial secretary, the nominating committee, the picnic committee, and cutting grass for 27 years combined. Mick enjoyed boating, water skiing, snowmobiling, bowling, and flying his airplane. He made wine, pizza, egg rolls, donuts, oatmeal sausage, took lots of pictures, and enjoyed being with his family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 177 Luther Lane, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Wednesday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Kevin Hahn officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Country Club Hills. Memorials in his name may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
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