In memory of

William D. Brandt

Nov 5, 1947
Feb 4, 2022


The world lost a most beautiful and loving soul on February 4, 2022. Born on November 5, 1947, and named after Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas, his mother knew he was destined for greatness and wrote and illustrated a book about him after he returned from serving in the Marines entitled The Book of Bill.

Bill excelled in sports and in the practice of law, but his most crowning achievement was his ability to love others without judgment and extend a helping hand to all without seeking anything in return. His practice of law focused on representing those who had been wronged in some manner and making it right for them.

As a Marine, his spirit embodied a fierce protectiveness towards those he loved which extended throughout his life. No one knew this more than his two daughters, who received love, support, and encouragement unrivaled by anyone else. Possessing a wonderful sense of humor and boundless optimism, he remained positive during life’s ups and downs and served as a role model and mentor to many. Those who knew him feel blessed to have been part of his life.

Bill is survived by an amazing number of friends, his wife Lois, daughters Paige and Mattie, granddaughter Hadley, sister Lark and brother Jesse. Please cherish those you love-let that be your donation on his behalf. A memorial service will be held March 6, 2022 at 11am at the Illahe Hills Country Club.

The Brandt family thanks you for the kind and loving condolences and for the flowers you’ve so graciously shared with our family.

Service Information

Celebration of Life
March 6, 2022 11:00 Am
Illahe Hills Country Club
3376 Country Club Drive South, Salem, OR 97302

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Karen Kirst says:

    You were a man amongst men my friend. You always made me laugh. RIP Uncle Billy, you will be missed.

  2. Selena Farmer says:

    So sad to hear about Bills passing! He was just an all around good person and friend. My prayers go out to Lois, Paige, and Maddy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So sad to hear about Bills passing. He was just a very good person and friend! My prayers go out to Lois, Paige, and Maddy.

  4. Steve Satre says:

    Billy ball your an amazing man and we had alot of laughs especially at the golf course. You will be missed ever so much by alot of people Billy. I feel very privileged to have been a part of your life. Rest in peace Sir.

  5. Cally (Martin) Murray says:

    Bill, thanks for always being so kind and open hearted! You are missed in this world. My prayers are sent to you, your beautiful daughters and all those you loved fiercely! May you Rest In Peace.

  6. Tracey Ogdahl Valley says:

    Billie was like a brother/Friend to my family and I going back to West Salem days! So many wonderful memories and laughs. We will love you forever Billie

  7. Sandy Bourbonnais says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss. His passion for life and singing and dancing and friends and family will be missed.

  8. Meg Britton Bush says:

    I’m so sorry I never had the opportunity to get to know Bill. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. And much love to Lois

  9. Chris Spencer says:

    Bill was always so kind and gracious and a joy to work with.

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with his arrangements.

1 2 3 5

Share Your Sympathy