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Carter Steven Brand, 54, of Wright City, Mo. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

He was born to Jefferson and Jane (nee-Hoersch) Dec. 25, 1958 in St. Louis, Mo.

Carter grew up at Pine Cone Lodge. He would return during the summer months where he helped at the resort and lent his expertise to anyone who needed mechanical assistance. He loved Big Sand Lake and the Park Rapids area.

Carter was a mechanic for several years at Ottie Brock Chevrolet in Warrenton, Mo. He loved working on and trading cars. He enjoyed being with his family. He was an avid collector of many things and enjoyed his collection of "stuff." He liked to work with his backhoe and tinker around on just about anything with a motor.

He is survived by the love of his life, Virginia Kieffer; five children, Nathan Brand, Hollie Brand (fianc Jake Wilson), Heather Brand (boyfriend Mike Reed) Rachel (Andy) Barrow, Zachary Kieffer; four brothers, Dr. Jefferson (Bonnie) Brand, Randy (Heidi) Brand, Chris Brand, Robert (Julie) Brand; two sisters, Ginny (Mark) Brunjes, Kathleen (Lenny) Timmerberg; four grandchildren, Destiney, Landon, Addyson and Bryce; many other relatives and friends. Carter will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

Memorial visitation and service: was held Friday Oct. 25 at Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton, Mo.

Memorials may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation c/o Martin Funeral Home 510 East Main Street Warrenton, MO 63383.