Phil Brand


April 2, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Phillip Eugene Brand, age 91, of Mont Ida, passed away at Residential Living Center in Garnett, on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Phil was born on Dec. 4, 1927, in Parker, to Clarence and Anna Brand. He attended school and graduated from Parker High School. As president of the 4H Club, enjoyed showing his dairy cattle at the fair.

On Sept. 17, 1950, Phil married Leta Marie Schermerhorn. He served in the Army between 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict, but was stationed in Germany as an M.P.

Phil was employed for 28 years at Delco Remy Battery Plant in Olathe.  

Phil and Leta were blessed with six children. They made their home in several places in Anderson County, including Bush City, Harris, Welda, Olathe, and Spring Hill before returning to Mont Ida, in 1967, where his home still is today.

Phil always enjoyed helping anyone and everyone. He enjoyed taking neighbors and friends to the store, for groceries, or finding tractor parts – even taking many expectant mothers to the hospital.

Phil is survived by his and Leta’s children; son, Mike Brand, and his wife, Lucinda, of Hendersonville, N.C., daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Brand (Debbie) of Americus, daughter, Jean Davidson of Yuma, Ariz., son, Ron Brand, of Mont Ida, son Larry Brand and his companion, Sheri, of Garnett, son, Garry Brand and his wife, April, of Augusta, 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many cousins. Phil also had a family of friends in the Mont Ida community.

Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Leta, his parents, Clarence and Anna Brand, his step-father, Claude Hager, his son, Wayne Brand, son-in-law, Dana Davidson, and his grandson, John Robert Brand.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday at Mont Ida Church of the Brethren, with burial following in the Mont Ida Cemetery.  The family will greet friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, in Garnett. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mont Ida Church of the Brethren.

You may send your condolences to the family at

June 14, 2019
October 16, 2018
August 30, 2012
June 2, 2010