Dan Philip Brant
May 04, 1944 ‒ January 08, 2017
MANSFIELD: Made up heroes wear capes; real heroes wear Kevlar. The officer that puts his life on the line with no superpower, no x-ray vision, no ability to fly, reveals far greater virtue than Superman. Dan Brant chose to serve our community as a super hero. His 31 years on the Mansfield City Police Department qualified him as a man of integrity, character and self-sacrifice.
Dan Philip Brant went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 8, 2017 in University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland. He was 72.
He was born May 4, 1944 in Defiance to parents Robert & Iola “Peggy” (Jolly) Brant. After he was graduated from High School he went on to proudly serve his country by joining the US Air Force.
A young lady named Karlina Karen King caught his eye and the pair soon married on March 15, 1970.
Dan worked on the Mansfield Police Force for many years serving as a firearms instructor, rangemaster and even on the Mansfield Pistol Team at national competitions just to name a few. While working, he obtained his associates degree in criminal justice. He worked there for over 31 years until retiring in 2000 as Captain. After retiring he served as a bailiff for Judge Robert Konstam.
Dan was a member at Community Bible Church ever since he got saved in 1988. He sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. He also enjoyed singing with the Fun Center Chordsmen.
In spare time, he took pleasure in traveling to many different places, particularly in his RV. The family’s favorite place to go was Disney World having even been there just this past year. But above all, Dan cherished any time he could get with his grandchildren; watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes or just having game night at home, he enjoyed every moment with them.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Karen Brant of Mansfield; son Jason (Liz) Brant and their children James Robert, Gabriel Thomas, Jacob Michael and Seraphim Elizabeth all of Lexington; son Justin (Jenny) Brant and their children Addilyn Grace and Asher Gage all of Lexington; as well as a cousin Sharon Adams of California.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents.
The Brant family will receive friends Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Dan’s life will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Community Bible Church (1043 Springmill Street, Mansfield, Ohio) Rev. Dick Stedman will speak. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Contributions in Dan’s memory to Ohio C.O.P.S and Wounded Warriors Project may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dan’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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