Arlene Marie Brandis (Gary), 76, of Winner, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, in Minneapolis, MN.
Memorial service was held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Winner Middle School Gym. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.
Arlene was born in Rosebud, South Dakota March 15, 1945, to George and Eva (Hawk Track) Gary. She attended school in Winner, graduating from Winner High School in May of 1964.
Arlene attended college in Denver for some time before moving back to Winner.
In 1980 she met and married her husband Marvin Brandis, together they had 4 children: Toby Clairmont from a previous marriage, Alicia, Derek, and Wade.
She attended Black Hills State University graduating in December of 1984, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Business Education. Arlene worked for Sinte Gleska University, Department of Office Technology for more than 20 years, retiring in August of 2020.
Arlene enjoyed many things in her life; traveling, pow wows, music, dancing, bowling, watching the Denver Broncos, and of course the T.V. series “The Walking Dead”. She enjoyed selling fireworks with her husband Marvin. She loved spending time with her family, always exited and ready to tell stories and jokes over a cup of coffee. She was always happy and optimistic about everything.
Arlene is survived by her sister, Laura, her children; Toby Clairmont (Kristina Foss), Alicia Brandis (Bruce Parker), Derek Brandis, and Wade Brandis. Her grandchildren: Christian, Damian, Wyatt and Logan.
She is preceded in death by her husband Marvin Brandis, her parents, two brothers: John and Anthony, and two sisters: Marilyn and Verna.