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. Opposing Counsel says:

    I crossed paths many times with Bill in the course of my practice. Although we didn't always agree, Bill and I always engaged in spirited, thoughtful, and respectful dialogue. I will miss working with him.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Billy, you fought the good fight and took us a long way.
    We will take it from here.
    Peace to you my brother.

  3. Curt Arthur says:

    Billy was a gem. So sorry Lois. Looking forward to hearing so many great memories today at his Celebrationb

  4. Jeanie conner says:

    Sorry for your loss

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