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Duane Brandel

July 7, 1945 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 75)


Duane Brandel, 75, of Alpena passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at home.

Duane was born on July 7, 1945 in Detroit to the late Richard and Sophia (Orlowski) Brandel. He served in the United States Marine Corps. On November 23, 1968, he married Barbara Dove. She preceded him in death on December 27, 2016. Duane retired from Stone Port in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church – Alpena, Moose, and Disabled American Veterans. Duane enjoyed fishing, golfing, and bowling.

Surviving are his two children, Russ (Angie Lafleche) Brandel, Tami (Mark) Moll; two grandchildren, Justin, Amber; fiancée, Marcie Seelye; her children, Nate (Crystal) Seelye, Kari (Tom) Schellie, Patrick (Tammy) Seelye; Marcie's grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Diane) Brandel, Bob (Virginia) Brandel, Bill Brandel, Tony (Michelle) Brandel, Richard Brandel, Ed Brandel, Cindy (Jim) Castiner, Cheryl (Rich) Rizer, Shirley (Rodney) Brown, Jackie (Joe) Kirby, Peggy Hatzistavrakis; and sister-in-law, Connie Brandel.

Mr. Brandel was preceded in death by two brothers, David Brandel, James Brandel; and sister, Kathleen Brandel.

Updated service information. Memorial visitation will take place Wednesday at Bannan Funeral Home from 2-6:30 p.m. The memorial service has been moved to St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. John Shipman officiating followed by military honors accorded him by Alpena V.F.W. Post 2496. For those unable to attend, live streaming will be available at

Inurnment:  Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials:  Second Chance Animal Shelter

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Memorial Visitation
April 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Memorial Service
April 28, 2021

7:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
727 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707


Second Chance Animal Shelter
1110 Devere Dr., Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-340-1700