Meralda M. Brandon


Services for Meralda M. Brandon, 104, formerly of St. Michael were Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.
Interment was at St. Michael Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were Arvid Gutzwiller, Gary Gutzwiller, Greg Gutzwiller, Rick Ronning, Mike Scherber and Kevin Scherber.
Mrs. Brandon died Thursday, January 3, at The New River Nursing Home in Monticello.
She was born Jan. 20, 1908, in Frankfort Township, Wright County, the daughter of Isadore and Lena Zachman Gutzwiller.
On June 20, 1928, Meralda M. Gutzwiller and Alfred E. Kasper were joined in holy marriage at the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Mr. Kasper preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1959.
On May 17, 1968, Meralda M. Kasper and Benjamin F. Brandon were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. Mr. Brandon preceded her in death July 7, 1980.
She was employed at LeVoy’s Upholstery in downtown Minneapolis for 25 years.
She was a former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Richfield. She also belonged to V.F.W. Auxiliary Babcock Post #5555 and The American Legion Auxiliary Post # 435 also in Richfield.
Survived by grandsons: Larry Joe and James (Cheryl) Kasper; four great grandchildren, Gavin, Brennen, Aiden and Madelyn Kasper; a sister, Mercedes Hickler; a sister-in-law, Florence Gutzwiller; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to her husbands, Meralda was also preceded in death by a son: Larris Kasper, sisters: Lovina Scherber, Sally Ronning & Sarah Scherber and brothers: Clarence, Omer & Hermes Gutzwiller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.