Otto Wyman Brandenburg passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2023. He was born at home, on December 25,1932. He was raised in a small town in Minnesota, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and attended Maynard Schools in Maynard, MN., graduating in June 1950. His Father was a blacksmith, and his Mother was a homemaker. He had 4 siblings, Wilbert, Willard, Wallace and Wayne.
After graduation he joined the US Navy and served as a Fire Control Technician from June 1950 until November 1953. He provided support to UDT Teams, and Marine and Australian Commandos, with 3 tours during the Korean Conflict, earning various military metals and receiving an Honorable Discharge.
After his naval service he attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating with an AS degree in Electronics. After his graduation he went to work for IBM for 32+ years as an electronic technician and various management positions. He retired in May 1989. Otto enjoyed fishing, woodworking, automotive and various bead, and leather work.
On July 13, 1957, he married Rita Marie Jones in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bruce, Wisconsin. To this union were born 5 boys, Curtis, Mark, Troy, Bryan, and Karl and 4 girls, Lori, Lisa, Jill and Jane. Otto and Rita lived in various cities and states, moving to Pinetop, AZ. In June 1996 to present.
He is preceded in death by: His parents Otto and Martha Brandenburg, Sons, Curtis, and Bryan and his 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Rita of 65 years, Son's Mark, Troy, and Karl, Daughter's Lori, Lisa, Jill, and Jane, 12 Grand Children and 11 Great Grand Children.
Interment will be at St. Mary's of the Angels Catholic Church, Angels Rest at a later date.
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