Billy Brandenburg, 85

Billy Eugene Brandenburg, 85, of North Manchester, died at 4 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash.

He was born March 19, 1934, in Wabash County, to Dorsey and Eunice (Rautenkranz) Brandenburg.
Billy was a 1952 Chester High School graduate. He married Connie Hileman at the Manchester First Brethren Church on Sept. 11, 1955.

He was a retired farmer, a general carpenter, drove a school bus for Manchester Community Schools, worked winters at the Wabash County Farm Bureau Co-op Lumber Yard, and also worked at the Sycamore Golf Course. He enjoyed blue grass music, trips to Renfro Valley and Shipshewana, going to steam engine shows, and was an all-around handy man. He also enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Brandenburg of North Manchester; three children, Tammy Brandenburg of North Manchester, Cris Brandenburg of Lafayette, and Patrick (Haley) Brandenburg of North Manchester; four grandchildren, Eli Brandenburg of Lafayette, Allie (Jered) Price of Idaville, Rachel Brandenburg of Valparaiso, and Leiah Brandenburg of Indianapolis; , and his sister, Betty Roser of Wabash.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Bickford Cottage.

The memorial guest book for Billy may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Dec 11