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Carl Henry Brandow, age 63, of Grandville, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Spectrum Health Nursing & Rehab Center. The son of John “Jack” Brandow & Velma Mae (Griffin) Brandow, he was the youngest of five siblings and was born on July 28, 1954 in Grand Rapids.

Carl is preceded in passing by his parents, “Jack” and Velma Brandow. He leaves behind his three children, Andrew (Rachel) Brandow, Carl John Brandow, and Lisa (Mitch) Lytle; three beautiful granddaughters, Elizabeth Kay Brandow, Sara May Lytle, and Bridget Mackenzie Lytle; four siblings, Ken (Linda) Brandow, Jim (Pam) Brandow, Jerry (Mary) Brandow, and Barb Brandow; as well as many other extended family members.

He will be truly missed by his many friends and family, but he is now in the arms or our heavenly Lord and at peace.

A memorial service will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Cornerstone Church South Wyoming Campus, 2730 56th SW, Wyoming, 49418, where a visitation period will begin at 6:30 PM. 

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Carl’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Lisa Lytle on January 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I love you Dad. I will cherish the time that we had together and will miss you dearly.

  2. Andrew on January 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I love you dad.

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