Brandt, Alvin Herman 95 years young, passed away September 11, 2017 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by wife of 52 years, Edna; parents John and Lena; brother Don, and nephew Gaylyn. Alvin could start a conversation with almost anyone and made friends wherever he went. When he wasn't visiting people he enjoyed puttering in his workshop and collecting things, especially radios and clocks. He took his job as Dad very seriously and was always ready to lend a hand when one of his kids needed help. Survived by sister, Helen (Harold) Mattson of Dassell. He will be deeply missed by his children, Marti Brandt, Janna (Dick) Quam, Allen (Debbie) Brandt, Sherri (Jim) LaTourneau, Jan (Stephanie) Brandt; grandson, Joshua Brandt (Courtney); and cat, Riley. Special thanks to Alvin's caregivers at Edgewood Assisted Living in Blaine. Memorials preferred to Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) or PBS Foundation. Funeral service 1:00 pm Saturday, September 16, with visitation starting at 11:00 am at: Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel. 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.