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Doris Georgette Brandt


November 18, 2020

Doris Georgette (Hustad) Brandt, age 91, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, friend, and neighbor went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for the spring/summer of 2021.

Doris was born Dec. 20, 1928 at the family home in Lustre, Mont., to Anton and Alma (Kjensrud) Hustad. She attended grade schools in Oswego, Mont., Square Deal, Mont., and Lustre. Doris attended high school in Frazer, Mont., graduating in 1946 from Frazer High School with salutatorian honors. Doris met her future husband, Gene LaVerne Brandt, while working in Wolf Point, Mont. They were married on July 16, 1950, in Wolf Point. They have five children, Terrance Keith, Colleen Marie, Barbara Faye, Mark Eugene, and Rebecca Arlene.

After high school, Doris attended Northern College in Havre, Mont., for a short time until her father became ill. She then began working at the Dairy Lunch Cafe in Wolf Point, where she met her future husband, and soon married him. Their first year was spent in San Francisco, Calif., where Gene was assigned to a Military Police Co. at the Presidio of San Francisco. The fall of 1951 found Doris and Gene moving back to the farm, north of Nashua, Mont. The summer of 1960 was very important to Doris and Gene. They bought their very own farm and moved there, where they lived until moving to Glasgow in 2000.

Doris was an author, artist, a seamstress, a great cook, a musician, loved doing crafts, and was a very spiritual woman. She spent many hours painting pictures for her children and grandchildren. She entered many in the county fair, winning ribbons and Best of Fair a couple of times. Doris sewed many shirts, skirts and quilts for her family. She enjoyed playing the piano, electric organ, guitar, autoharp, and the dulcimer. She loved to make cards and bookmarks from flowers that she had dried, and she tatted and crocheted. The most important thing that Doris had was her Bible, which she spent hours reading, memorizing verses and doing Bible studies, and was active in the church teaching Sunday School. While at Valley View Home, she and her sister-in-law, Betty, read the Bible together just about every day.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband Gene; parents Anton and Alma Hustad; two brothers, Myron and Russell Hustad; and twin sons born prematurely.

Doris is survived by her children Terrance (Dana) Brandt, of Belgrade, Mont., Colleen (Tom) Tripp, of Glasgow, Barbara (Don) Jones, of Sagle, Idaho, Mark (LeAnne) Brandt, of Glasgow, and Rebecca (Carl) Tarum, of Saginaw, Mich.; grandchildren Jason, Rachel, Kierstyn, Stephen, Katrina, Arden, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin, Jennifer, Marina, Matthew, Kathleen, Andrew, Holly, and Nathan; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Hustad, of Williston, N.D., and Marlon (Charlotte) Hustad, of Billings, Mont.; three sisters-in-law, Marle Brandt, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Betty Brandt of Glasgow, and Barbara Hustad, of Wolf Point; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A viewing was held 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. You can leave or send cards at Bell Mortuary.

A private family graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 13, at Highland Cemetery with Pastor Tom Tripp officiating.

Memorials may be left for the family at


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