Doug Brandenburg - August 23, 2009

Douglas L. Brandenburg, 57, of Central City, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City. Deacon Dennis Wiehn and Trent Wagner will be officiating the service. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery near Central City.
Doug was born on Oct. 20, 1951, in Central City to Leo H. and Sharon L. (Harlow) Brandenburg. He grew up in Central City and attended country school. He continued his education at the Central City Public Schools.
He married Susan M. Stokes on March 12, 1971 in Central City. They lived in Central City. He was employed by Redman Industries in Grand Island, where Sue met him by dropping a hammer on his head. In 1970, he started working at Bonnevilla Homes where he was employed for the last 39 years.
He loved animals and gardening. Over the years he raised exotic birds and many exotic animals. He loved to rescue pets and take them in. He really enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a generous man, always willing to give more than he received. He helped with the Central City Junior Wrestling Club for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Brandenburg of Central City; sons, Scott (Denise) Brandenburg, Brandon Brandenburg, and Jeff (Jessica) Greving Brandenburg, all of Central City; a daughter, Tamera Heuson of Kearney; 10 grandchildren, plus one on the way; brothers, David Brandenburg of Denver, Colo. and Clinton Brandenburg of Central City; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Charles Clauff of Central City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Steven Brandenburg and his son, Ryan Brandenburg.
Memorials are suggested to the family, and condolences may be sent to them at www.wagnerfuneral.com.

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