Billy Eugene Brandenburg, 85, 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 the 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 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, 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.