John K. ‘Jack’ Brandau

Services for John K, ‘Jack’ Brandau, 82, Lawrence, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Cornerstone Family Church, 128 E. 6th Street, Tonganoxie, Kansas. Mr. Brandau died Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jack married Kathleen ‘Katie” Donovan in 1952, and together they shared 50 years of marriage. She preceded him in death in 2002. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Martin and husband Jerry, Lawrence; a son, Jeffery Brandau and wife Cindy, Tonganoxie; a brother, Gerald Brandau and wife Louise, Columbus, Ind.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Ankenbauer and husband Bill, Andy Martin and wife Monica, Tim Martin, Jack Brandau and wife Patri, Steve Brandau and wife Shannon, and Nick Brandau; and six great grandchildren, Matthew, Nate, Ty, Macy, Aria, and Christy.

Jack enjoyed life, family, and golf, and will be missed by family and friends. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Messages & Condolences

From Greg Orscheln...

Jeff and Cindy, please accept our sympathy and prayers in the death of Jack, your father and father-in-law. I’m so glad I met him with you, Jeff, and shared a few minutes with the two of you. He was a jewel of a man and a wonderful father and friend to you.

God Bless you and your whole family.

Greg and Susan Orscheln

From Sharon Nelson...

Cindy and Jeff–
I’m sorry to hear about Jack. My condolences. Losing your father, a grandfather to your children, is so difficult. My hope is that you can find joy in the many fond memories.

From The Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club...

With deepest respect.


From Cheri Lundin...

Jeff, Cindy and family. Ray and I were very saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. I will never forget his wonderful sense of humor or his laugh. All were blessed who knew him. Wishing you all God’s comfort.

From Chuck Mosley...

Please accept my sincere condolances over Jack’s passing. I will always remember fondly the golf games and lunches we shared.

From Jack Harrison...

I was sadened to hear of the lost of a friend and salesman that I had the upmost respect for. I have alway felt that Jack was the best saleman that I had the privilage of knowing professionally, and personally. His way of looking at things and beleiving it can be done will alway remain with me. I will always remember his upbeat personality. What a fun guy. He will be missed

From Carter Lee...

So sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. He was a true gentleman. I always enjoyed playing golf with Jack at Alvamar. He will be missed.

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