Karen Ann (Pulver) Brandt, 83, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at her home in Tower surrounded by her family.
Karen was born on December 4, 1939 to Samuel and Ann (Hartze) Pulver of Zap, North Dakota.
After high school, Karen worked in Bismarck, North Dakota where she met Jack Brandt, who was stationed in Bismarck with the Air Force. After his discharge from the service, Jack and Karen moved to Minnesota, settling in the Kuglar Township.
Karen loved gardening and anything involving plants and flowers. She had the ultimate ‘green thumb’ as witnessed by the many years of successfully operating Brandt’s Greenhouse, and creating beautiful floral arrangements and Christmas wreaths. Even in her 80’s she could still be seen roaming through the greenhouse while her son James resumed operation of it. She loved visiting with all her ‘regulars and old friends’ in the greenhouse and making new friends. She also loved providing flowers and decorations for St. Martin’s Catholic Church during the holidays.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Karen is survived by her best friend and husband of 62 years, Jack Brandt; her children: Julie (Brandt) Harrison, Mark Brandt, James Brandt and Brian Brandt; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters: LaRue Mai, Lois Rossum, Elizabeth Trieb; and brother, Michael Pulver.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am, Saturday, April 22, 2023 in the St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Tower. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martin’s Catholic Church for flowers to decorate the Church.