Richard Brant passed away October 23, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at the Tingley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family at P.O. Box 44, Tingley, Iowa. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr is handling the arrangements for Richard. Online condolences may be made at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.
Richard Lee Brant was born June 3, 1942 in Bennet, Nebraska to William Lewis Brant and Louella May (McHaffy) Brant. Richard attended school in the Lincoln, Nebraska area.
On August 18, 1967 Richard was united in marriage to Eileen Ruth Townsend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Richard worked as a laborer in road construction and other different jobs through the years.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Brant; nephew, Lawrence Osborn. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Brant of Tingley; two sisters, Laura Osborn of Mount Ayr and Pat (Duane) Arnold of Lincoln, Neb.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.