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Gary Brant

February 22, 2019

Gary “Spanky” Brant, age 72, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Stein Hospice Care Center.

He was born March 23, 1946 in Sandusky and was a lifelong resident of Huron County. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the transportation industry for more than 40 years. Spanky touched many lives, especially most recently with his involvement with the Smiley Automotive Family. He held memberships with the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed treasure hunting at estate sales and flea markets, and was generally shopping for someone other than himself.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ginny; and his children, John (Ronna) Brant of New Mexico, Penny (Chris) Stang of Norwalk, Carla (Ron) Osborne of New London and Laura Pratt of Colorado. His pride and joy was his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Jeremiah, Sam, Roberta, Mark, Christopher, Kaeleigh, Jon, Amanda, Ron Jr. and John. He is also survived by his sisters, Sue Power of Calcutta, Norma Jean Miller of Sandusky; and his brother, Ronald Brant Sr. of Norwalk, as well as 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene (Kenneth) Link and Gerald Brant Sr.; and his siblings, Gerald Brant Jr., Donald Brant and Mary Shrader.

Friends may call on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, American Cancer Society or the Huron County Veteran Services.

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Gary “Spanky” Brant, age 72, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Stein Hospice Care Center.

He was born March 23, 1946 in Sandusky and was a lifelong resident of Huron County. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the transportation industry for more than 40 years. Spanky touched many lives, especially most recently with his involvement with the Smiley Automotive Family. He held memberships with the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed treasure hunting at estate sales and flea markets, and was generally shopping for someone other than himself.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ginny; and his children, John (Ronna) Brant of New Mexico, Penny (Chris) Stang of Norwalk, Carla (Ron) Osborne of New London and Laura Pratt of Colorado. His pride and joy was his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Jeremiah, Sam, Roberta, Mark, Christopher, Kaeleigh, Jon, Amanda, Ron Jr. and John. He is also survived by his sisters, Sue Power of Calcutta, Norma Jean Miller of Sandusky; and his brother, Ronald Brant Sr. of Norwalk, as well as 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene (Kenneth) Link and Gerald Brant Sr.; and his siblings, Gerald Brant Jr., Donald Brant and Mary Shrader.

Friends may call on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, American Cancer Society or the Huron County Veteran Services.

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Ty &Tina Curliss

Vero Beach, FL, United States
February 27, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, Gary was a great man, he always had a smile and a story to share. He was always a friend and will be greatly missed.

Lori smith

Sandusky, OH, USA
February 24, 2019

He was like a second father to me . Will always love you .love sweetpea (Lori)

Rita Gregory mercer

Bryan, OH, Usa
February 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family

Bridget Enderby

Norwalk, OH, United States
February 23, 2019

Gary was such a nice man. Always had a smile and waved when he went by while I was out walking my dogs. Prayers of comfort for you Ginny and family.

Tina Beier

Dublin, OH
February 23, 2019

Such a warm hearted sweet man. He was full of sunshine wherever he was. He will truly be missed.