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Carl Richard "Dick" Brandts

April 12, 1933 — February 1, 2024

Carl Richard (Dick) Brandts, 90, of Morrow, Ohio, went to be with the Lord, on February 1, 2024, at Otterbein Rehabilitation Facility in Maineville, Ohio.

Carl was born in Celina, Ohio on April 12, 1933, the oldest of 3 children of the late Carl Anthony Brandts and Anna Lee (Fesker) Brandts. He graduated from Celina High School in 1951, where he played basketball and football and Ohio State University in 1956 where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. He then opened his Optometry practice in Norwalk, Ohio, as he wanted to be close to Lake Erie. He sold his practice (Firelands Optical Center) in 1982 and moved to Lake Placid, Florida, to successfully run the family cattle ranch and also with wife Ann, operate “His and Hers” antique shop, which for many years was voted the best in the area.

 He met his wife to be, Ann (Springer), in grade school and they married on May 29, 1953. They had been married 68 years at the time of her death in 2021. Together they had 3 children, Carl Jeffrey, Mark Gregory, and David Richard. He always showed total, unconditional love to his family.

 His interests included fishing and water skiing on Lake Erie and snorkeling, spearfishing, and lobstering in Marathon, FL., and deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, playing racquetball, playing basketball, watching football and basketball, he was a fan of all Ohio State teams, and he really enjoyed playing cards or games.

 He came to have faith in Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord in his later years.

He is survived by his sons and their wives, Jeff (and Susie) of Sandusky, OH., Mark (and Cindee) of Hilliard, OH., and David (and Laura) of Morrow, OH.; grandchildren Blake, Daniel (Taylor), Nick (Amber), and Kayla (Curt) Cordray and 8 great-grandchildren, one being in the womb; his brother, Dr. John (Linda) Brandts of Ogunquit, ME., his sister Karla Brandts of Port Charlotte, FL., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, and his parents.

The family of Carl will be receiving friends and family for a memorial service at New Life Christian Church -
10829 Sharondale Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45241, on Saturday, March 9, 2024 beginning at 10:30 AM.
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