GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                         Friday, June 16, 2000



  FAIRFIELD - Julius R. Brandt, 69, a Montana native and Marine Corps veterian, died of a heart attack Wednesday at a Great Falls hospital.

  A memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairfield, followed by burial with military honors at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Fairfield. Gorder Funeral Home of Choteau is in charge of arrangeents. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or Grace Lutheran Church in Fairfield.

  He was born July 26, 1930, in Grass Range, and grew up in Grass Range and Crow Bench. In 1948 he went to work for the Greenfield Irrigation, then joined the Marines in 1950 and served in the Korean War.

  He married Genevieve Perschke on March 12, 1954, in Great Falls.

  In 1964, he moved to Washington state, where he was ditch-rider for the South Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. He was promoted to assistant water- master then water-master, a position he held until retiring in 1992. After retiring, they returned to Fairfield.

  He was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges in Washington.

  Survivors include his wife of Fairfield; a son, Virgil L. Brandt of Phoenix; a daughter, Elizabeth M. Roberts of Puyallup, Wash.; two sisters, Dorothy Parsons of Sacramento, Calif,, and Bernice Suderman of Roosevelt, Ariz.; four brothers, Bernard Brandt of Othello, Wash., Harry Brandt of Salem, Ore., Kenneth Brandt of Great Falls and Theodore Brandt of Diamond Springs, Calif.; and fout grandchildren.