He is survived by eight children and their mates and their families. They are (Curtis) Cathy (Lindeman) Van Maanen of Huxley, Timothy and Lucia (Vande Kamp) Van Maanen of Leighton, Samuel and Lisa (De Cook) Van Maanen of Pella, Russell and Amy (Sandquist) Van Maanen of Cambridge, Benjamin Van Maanen of Coppell, Texas, Martin and Julie (Torczon/Allmon) Van Maanen of San Luis Obispo, California, Andrew and Shiela (Rueb/Carda) Van Maanen of Parker, Colorado, Matthew Van Maanen and Robert Lancaster of Cedar Rapids, Brandielyn Van Maanen of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Of his original family Brandt leaves his sister, Marcia, and her husband, Howard De Prenger and their family of Pella, Iowa. Brandt was baptized and made profession of his faith at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Leighton, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Third Reformed Church in Pella. Arrangements were handled by Van Dyk – Duven Funeral Home.