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Larry Brand obituary

Larry D. Brand, age 73, of Winona, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in the comfort of his home on the family farm.
He was born on April 10, 1947, in Winona, to Franklin and Vera (Braatz) Brand, and was united in marriage with Sharon Papenfuss on Oct. 22, 1966, in Winona.
Larry was employed as a tool and die maker and was a co-owner of Stellar Mold and Tool in Galesville, WI. He loved farming and was proud of raising Black Angus beef cattle.
He was a member of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a member and past-president of the TQC three-wheeler club.
Larry will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and racing. He was also an avid collector of guns and tractors, and he was a huge Jeep enthusiast. His greatest joy in life was his family, and he especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Larry is lovingly survived by his wife, Sharon; children Angela Modjeski, and Troy (Sue) Brand; grandchildren Bethany (Dan) Gunderson, Nickolay Scanlan, Juliana Scanlan, Ethan Scanlan, and Cassidy Brand; great-grandchildren Aurora and Trinity; brother Frank (Darleen) Brand; brother-in-law Dennis Papenfuss; aunts Jean Engler and Lorraine “Tudy” Feine; nieces Cynthia (Pat) Ebert and Nicole (John) Fletcher; nephew Jeffrey (Jana) Brand; as well as other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Vera Brand, and his in-laws Clyde and Irene Papenfuss.
Due to current health concerns and restrictions, a family service will be held on the family farm.
Memorials may be directed to St. Martin’s Lutheran School.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Larry’s family at
Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home of Winona is assisting the family with arrangements.

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