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Vyla Faye (Fuhrmeister) Brandt

July 25, 1926 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 92)

Vyla F. Brandt, 92 of Wabasha and formerly of Rochester, MN, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Wabasha, MN.

Vyla Faye was born July 25, 1926, in Spring Valley, MN, to Otto and Edna (Drewes) Fuhrmeister.  On February 6, 1943, she married William E. Brandt in Rochester and together they raised two children: Larry and Linda.  He preceded her in death January 2, 1995.  She was an active and a long time member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester and became an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, after moving to Wabasha.  She enjoyed gardening and was the family historian.

She is survived by her children:  Larry Brandt, Wabasha, and Linda (Gordon) McPherson, Braidwood, IL; two grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; a sister Bonnie (Ron) Behne; three brothers:  Ron (Monica) Fuhrmeister; Lorenz Fuhrmeister; and Ken (Peg) Fuhrmeister; the family of Doneen and Phil Ziemann, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister Jean Kirlin; a brother Marvin Fuhrmeister and an infant sibling.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Faith Lutheran Church, Wabasha, with Rev. David Knox officiating.  Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester, MN.  Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Family request memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, 905 Hiawatha Drive, East, Wabasha, MN  55981.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN.  Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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