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January 20, 1908 – Thursday, January 3, 2013

Service Information
Church of St. Michael in St. Michael, MN
Monday, January 7, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Monday Morning, January 7th
One Hour prior to Mass

Meralda M. Brandon, age 104, formerly of St. Michael passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at The New River Nursing Home in Monticello.

She was born on January 20, 1908 in Frankfort Township, Wright County the daughter of Isadore & Lena Zachman Gutzwiller.

On June 20, 1928, Meralda M. Gutzwiller and Alfred E. Kasper were joined in holy marriage at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Mr. Kasper preceded her in death on November 14, 1959.

On May 17, 1968, Meralda M. Kasper & Benjamin F. Brandon were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. Mr. Brandon preceded her in death on July 7, 1980.

She was employed at LeVoy’s Upholstery in downtown Minneapolis for twenty-five years.

Meralda was a former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Richfield. She also belonged to V.F.W. Auxiliary Babcock Post #5555 and The American Legion Auxiliary Post # 435 also in Richfield.

Survived by grandsons: Larry Joe and James (Cheryl) Kasper; four great grandchildren: Gavin, Brennen, Aiden & Madelyn Kasper; a sister: Mercedes Hickler; a sister-in-law: Florence Gutzwiller; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husbands, Meralda was also preceded in death by a son: Larris Kasper, sisters: Lovina Scherber, Sally Ronning & Sarah Scherber and brothers: Clarence, Omer & Hermes Gutzwiller.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Meralda Brandon will be held on Monday, January 7th at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.

Interment St. Michael Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Monday morning, January 7th AT THE CHURCH one hour prior to Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Arvid Gutzwiller, Gary Gutzwiller, Greg Gutzwiller, Rick Ronning, Mike Scherber and Kevin Scherber.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville
Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Becky Stumpf

    I cared for Meralda when she was in memory care unit at St.Benedicts in Monticello every day. She was such a sweet little lady. I loved to listen to her talk how once a year her dad would bring them to Monticello in a horse and buggy. She said that was very special. I would also help her work on her word search puzzles. When she couldn’t find a word she would ask me to help her. My deepest sympathy to her family, she will be missed.


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