John Weslie Brandon, age 87, of Akron Colorado, went to his final resting place after dying suddenly on 10 Dec 2016. John was born on the family farm on 2 Jun 1929, 21 miles southeast of Akron, Colo., to Clifford and Veda Dodge Brandon. John went to Golden Rod school until the family moved to Onalaska, Washington in May of 1938 where he attended school there. In September of 1943 the family moved back to the homestead where John attended High Prairie school into his junior year of high school until he found work and quit school.
In August of 1950 he enlisted in the Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy John married Alvina Feyereisen on 18 May 1951 and this union was blessed with five children: Michael John, Gary Allan, Timothy Joel, Kathleen Ann, and Rebecca Lynn.
John was preceded in death by his daughter Rebecca, grandson Elijah, father Clifford, mother Veda, brothers Wayne and Burnell, and sister Velma. John is survived by his wife Alvina and children; Michael John, Gary Allan, Timothy Joel, and Kathleen Ann. Grandchildren: Jeremy, Amy, Kevin, Heather, Valerie, Brett, Wes, and Curtis. Great Grandchildren: Jacob, Makayla, Zach, Johnathan, Jacqueline, Briana, Tony, Riley and Logan. John is also survived by his brothers Earl, Carroll, Jim, Russell, and Marvin and sisters Veda, Phyllis, and Marcelyn.
John worked for a seismograph company in North Dakota, Kansas-Nebraska Energy, and Y-W Electric as a construction foreman. He owned and operated an excavating company, 4-B's Line Construction (where he traveled a region of four states doing line construction), and 4-B's lodging facility/Motel.
John loved to fly his airplane, deep sea fishing, hunting, and playing cards. A rosary will be held Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., also at St. Joseph’s. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Dec. 14, 2016
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