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Wanda Brandt
Spencer, N.C.
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Wanda Brandt

Wanda "MiMi" Earnhardt Brandt 79, of Spencer, N.C., passed away Sunday March 20, 2011 at her residence.

Born October 17, 1931 in Rowan County. She was the daughter of the late Catherine Cecil Earnardt and Preston Ritchie Earnhardt. She graduated at Spencer High School and spent two years at Catawba College, and obtained her R.N. Nursing Degree at Duke University.

She was instrumental in setting up the recovery room at Rowan Memorial Hospital and retired from the VA after 30 years of service and also worked at the Rowan Prison Camp located on highway 29.

Wanda was a life member of Calvary Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader and exemplified the word mother and was loved by all.

Preceding her in death by her husband Thomas (Tommy) Eugene Brandt, Sr who died on September 10, 2005.

Survivors include her sons Mark F. Brandt (Diane) of Spencer, Thomas E. Brandt, Jr (Cindy) of Columbia S.C., sister, Norma Talbert (Tom) of Charlotte, eight grandchildren, Jake, Sarah, Markey, Katelyn, Hannah, Michelle, Kristen, Tasha, six great grandchildren, Nathan, Christian, Noelle, Madison, Colby, Nolan.

Visitation and Service: 11:30-12:30 Wednesday March 23, 2011, at Lyerly Funeral Home. The service will be at 1:00 pm at the James C. Lyerly Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Carrie Bishop and Rev. Dr. Rick Cockerham. Burial to follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

The family will be at her residence at all other times.

Memorials: Rowan County Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris 1103 Burkeway Drive Salisbury 28146 or Rowan Regional Hospice 720 Grove St Salisbury NC. 28144

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Brandt family. Online condolences may be made at