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William (Bill) J. Brandner

In Loving Memory

William (Bill) J. Brandner passed away from natural causes on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at his home in East Wenatchee, Washington with his family by his side.

William (Bill) was born in Miles City, Montana on October 7, 1935, to Jake and Frieda Brandner. Bill grew up in Coulee City/Dam area of Washington State, He graduated from Washington State University where he met the love of his life, Alice Auvil. Bill and Alice Married June 13, 1957, and pursued their education as they started a family welcoming Stephen on May 11, 1960. Bill began his career in teaching at Morton, Washington High

School as a woodshop instructor.

In Morton, Bill and Alice welcomed their second son Kurt on September 22, 1962. Bill pursued an interest in becoming a pilot and attained his pilot's license followed by becoming a certified flight instructor in both Air and Ground School. In 1969 Bill accepted a position with the US Government Dept. of Education and relocated to Saipan in the US Trust Territories. In His four years of service Bill traveled extensively throughout the Marianna's Islands and Micronesia making his home in Saipan with his family. When Bills USDOE tour was completed, he accepted a position as Auto Shop Instructor for the Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska. During the transition from Saipan to Alaska, Bill and Alice welcomed their daughter Tiani to the family on October 9, 1974. In his 26 years in Juneau, Bill was active in the community. As Auto Shop instructor Bill coached at least four troubleshooting teams to State Championships and on to Nationals in Detroit, Michigan. Bill refereed basketball in the local referees' association, he was active in the Civil Air Patrol, owned and operated Mr. B's School of Driving for 18 years.

Bill retired from the Juneau-Douglas School District in 2000 and moved to Anchorage/Eagle River where he resided for 14 years. Bill and Alice then moved to East Wenatchee, Washington where he enjoyed being close to his roots on the Columbia River. Bill enjoyed teaching and working with his hands. In Wenatchee he enjoyed volunteering at KC Help (Knights of Columbus) where he assisted in reconitioning medical equipment.

Bill was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father, uncle, teacher, mentor and friend to many. He will be missed by all.

Bill is survived by his wife Alice; sons: Stephen and Kurt; daughter Tiani; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Bills Family Sincerely appreciates your thoughtfulness and kindness during this time and we ask that in place of flowers, Contributions be made in honor of Bill to a cause close to his heart or a service needed.

Please Direct your gifts to the following Organization in Bill's memory.

Wenatchee Knights of Columbus

PO Box 3850

Wenatchee, Washingtonx 98807-3850

Write on Check: Donation in Memory of William (Bill) Brandner

Gifts for Services

Please indicate the direction of any donation on Checks.

All other Gifts and Cards can be Mailed to:

Steve and Monica Brandner

C/O Alice Brandner

9116 E. Sprague Ave. #525

Spokane, Wa. 99206

Your Support in this way is Deeply Valued and appreciated. We thank you for honoring Bill's Memory through your Kindness and Generosity.

The Brandner Family.


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