Skip to content


Paul Gerald (Gabby) Brand was born October 12, 1931, to Lewis and Madge (Crittenden) Brand. He was the seventh of eleven children. Paul was born south of Thayer, IA on a farm. He grew up on a farm near Mount Ayr, IA and in 1950, he and his family moved to Mount Ayr. Paul passed away on May 4, 2023.
Paul went to a rural school, attended and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1951.
On February 14, 1961, he was united in marriage to Georgia LuAnn McHenry at the First Baptist Church in Mount Ayr. To this union, two daughters were born: Christina Lynn and LuAnn Kay.
Paul had many careers in his lifetime, working for the railroad, Prentis Hatchery, Warin Oil, Bastow Feed & Grain, Sweet Sassy Feed which would become Hubbard Milling. He worked for that company for 30 years as a district feed salesman. He retired in 1994 and spent 21 winters in Mission, TX.
Paul had many hobbies: playing cards, bowling, playing pool, square dancing and talking to anyone and everyone, even strangers. He loved fishing in Canada and deep-sea fishing in Texas. He enjoyed spending time with all his family.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Madge; parents-in-law, John and Rubye McHenry; grandson, Joseph Muhlbauer; brothers, Harold, Clyde, Earl and Dean; sisters, Margaret, Lois and Jean; brothers-in-law, Walt Cobb, Ainslee Triggs, Lyle Gilliland, Bob Schafer, Don Harvey, Clyde Trullinger; sisters-in-law, Rosie Brand, Shirley Brand, Ruth Trullinger, Bonnie Young.
Paul is survived by his wife, Georgia; daughters, Christina (Paul) Muhlbauer and LuAnn Brand; grandchildren, Tom (Gabi) Muhlbauer, Eric (Amanda) Muhlbauer, Rachael (Aaron) Boisvert, Jeff Muhlbauer; great grandchildren, Alison, Brandon and Thomas Muhlbauer; brother, Lee Brand; sisters, Wilma Schafer and Betty Cobb; sister-in-law, Joan Harvey; many nephews, nieces and great nephews and great nieces.
Memorial fund has been established for the United Baptist Presbyterian Church.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.
Services will at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the United Baptist Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating will be Rev. Edward Wegele.
Casketbearers are Tom Muhlbauer, Eric Muhlbauer, Jeff Muhlbauer, Rachael Boisvert, Aaron Boisvert and Brandon Muhlbauer.
The burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA.

Leave a Comment