Donate to our local news fund, help a nonprofit

We’re on a mission in 2022 to work on a year-long series about housing in Racine County and we need your help to fund it. For every $250 in donations that we receive, we’ll give a nonprofit one free month in advertising.

James “Jim” Brandt died in his residence on Friday. He was born in Racine.

Jim graduated from St. Catherine’s High School. He attended Layton Art School in Milwaukee and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years in the library of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jim enjoyed traveling, especially by train. He went to many movies, plays, operas, ballets, and symphonies as he could. He enjoyed every fest in Milwaukee with special attention to Irish Fest and German Fest.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Sadie Brandt; sister, Gladys Gutzman and husband Edward Gutzman; sister, Margaret Miller and husband Edward Miller; and brother, Arthur Brandt Jr., and wife Geneel Brandt. He is survived by his niece, Kris Cook, and husband Paul Cook; grandnephew, William Lutz and great-grand nieces Flora and Cora Lutz.

He was loved by his family and will be missed by his many friends. One of his final thoughts was that he had a “full life” and that we should enjoy life and take time for ourselves.

Private services were held.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.