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Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Doug Vernon.
Music provided by: family recorded hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bill Branstetter, Bob Branstetter, Curtis Belshe, Bill Scrogin, Bob Scrogin and Jim Knox.
Wm. Harold Branstetter died at 6:34 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at the Pin Oak Nursing Center in Mexico, Missouri. Harold was a lifelong Vandalia resident until moving to Mexico in 1977. While in Vandalia he worked as a pattern maker at Harbison Walker Refractories for over 45 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Southside Christian Church in Mexico and enjoyed gardening and carpentry.
Born: August 25, 1911 in rural Audrain county, the son of Willie Frank and Nanny (Kline) Branstetter.
Married: Zula M. Stanley in July 1929; she preceded him in death on October 9, 1975; he then married Mae Gish who only lived six months after they were married and she died in 1976; he then married Mildred Frances Woolfolk on March 25, 1977 in Mexico; she preceded him in death on December 27, 2002.
Survivors include: two stepsons, Leland Wagner of Mexico and Wm. R. Wagner of Martinsburg; two daughters, Janet Sapp of Chula Vista, California and Marsha Montague of Mexico, Missouri; two brothers, Byron Branstetter of Arizona and Dale Branstetter of Curryville, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy Belshe of Vandalia, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: three brothers, Marvel Branstetter, Roger Branstetter and Malcolm Branstetter.
Memorials may be made to Pin Oaks Nursing Center, 1525 W. Monroe, Mexico, MO 65265 or the Southside Christian Church, 2100 Lakeview, Mexico, MO 65265
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