Our Dear Howard Brandt, CREDO Founder, passed away on 5 May, 2022 (Vigil of Mary’s 1st Friday). May he rest in peace.
A founder and longtime Treasurer of CREDO of the Catholic Laity, Howard, along with his dear wife Loretta spent tens of thousands of hours founding and tirelessly developing CREDO since its beginning 27 years ago in May, 1995. He was steadfast in his CREDO work until he could not physically carry on actively, he remained interested and devoted to the end. He was loved by all he touched by his strong Catholic faith and will be always fondly remembered and sorely missed by the CREDO community.
Thankfully, Fr. Michael Kowalewski administered Extreme Unction to Howard on Friday, 29th April. Fr. Kowalewski is temporarily based at the Oratory of Saint Francis de Sales.
Brandt, Howard C., was born in East St. Louis Illinois on November 25th, 1929. He worked for 35 years in banking at First National Bank in St. Louis which later would become Centerre Bank.
He attended Washington University and was active in the American Institute of Banking Education Program. He was a Toastmaster for over 50 years and a member of the Missouri Air National Guard for 14 years and was called to active duty during the Korean War.
Howard was a founder and longtime Treasurer of CREDO of the Catholic Laity.
He was preceded in death by his dear Loretta A. Brandt, his parents Charles C. and Josephine J. Brandt (nee Piat) and his sister Marie L. Steinhardt. He is survived by his two daughters Kristina M. Brandt and son-in-law Kenny Roberts of Bend, Oregon and Gretchen U. Anderson and son-in-law Gregory Anderson of Broadlands, Virginia. His grandsons, Jordan Anderson and Evan M. Anderson also reside in Virginia.
Services-Information per Kutis:
Visitation at Assumption Catholic Church on Monday, May 16, from 10:00 am until time of Howard’s Holy Funeral Mass is 11:00 am. His interment in the family plot at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association
Those unable to assist in praying for the repose of Howard’s soul at his Funeral Mass may post correspondence to the family via Kutis as below, address below, which will be forwarded to the family.
Kutis Funeral Home, Inc., South County Chapel
5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO 63129
May the Lord say: “Well done, good and faithful servant”. Rest in peace, dear Howard, as you so often have prayed: