Ace A. Brandt

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Aces Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below: Ace's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed using the following link: Ace A. Brandt, 60, Fargo, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Ace was born October 29, 1960 in Fargo, North Dakota to Larry and Karen (Seter) Brandt. He graduated from Kindred High School in 1979. He participated in football, basketball, and track and field. He attended North Dakota State University. Larry Brandt passed away on September 15, 1979 when Ace was 18 years old. This led Ace into taking over his father’s farming operation. He started Brandt Holdings in December, 1992 and almost immediately purchased his first John Deere engine distributorship in Iowa. In the mid-1990s through present day, Ace acquired ownership interests in 32 John Deere agriculture dealerships throughout the Midwest and had assembled one of the largest networks of John Deere ag dealerships in the world. He had a special interest in real estate and development and with the assistance of other business partners, Ace developed the Urban Plains area of southwest Fargo. In 2007, Ace made a donation to Metro Sports Foundation, which helped the local nonprofit entity finance and build the Scheels Arena in Fargo, home of his USHL hockey team, the Fargo Force. In 2017, Ace formed Brandt Hospitality Group, which operates 16 hotels throughout the U.S. Despite his business success, Ace remained a humble, strong and visionary leader who empowered and trusted his employees. Ace enjoyed traveling, spending time at the lake with family and friends, snow skiing, wine tasting in Napa, and making business deals. You could usually find him wearing cowboy boots and jeans, or his favorite clothing designer Tom Ford. When he wasn’t at the office with his team, you could find him at the gym. He had a gift for giving advice and touched the lives of many. Ace is a father to three grown children, Chace, Macey and Kylee. He married Brittany Olson in September 2016 at their lake home in Detroit Lakes, MN, and he is a stepfather to Brittany’s children, Austin and Ava. He is survived by his mother, Karen (Ron) Offutt; wife, Brittany Brandt; Ace’s children, Chace (Courtney Kawlewski) Brandt, Macey (Tanner) Jones, Kylee (Tyler Peterson) Brandt; stepchildren, Austin and Ava Burkland; four grandchildren, Christian Brandt, Cayden, Kru and Beau Jones; brother, Tyler (Melissa) Brandt); step siblings and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or Roger Maris Cancer Center, Fargo. Prayer Service: 7pm, Sunday, Oct. 24 at Hope Lutheran Church, 3636 25th St S, Fargo, with visitation at 5pm. Funeral Service: 1pm, Monday, Oct. 25 at Hope, with visitation starting at Noon. Entombment: Riverside Cemetery, 2102 5th St S, Fargo. Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo,

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mike and Karen Hofer

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of Ace, Curt and I were just talking that we should try to see you guys before anything happens, we’ll have to try and get together soon, Our deepest condolences go out to his family.
    Sincerely Brenda &Curt Hirschkorn

  3. Sending big tight squeezes to you all and lots of love … wishing you peaceful hearts knowing he will be with you always ❤️

  4. We are sorry to hear of Ace’s passing. We will remember him as always friendly and very kind. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers.

  5. So very sorry for everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Ace was a very kind, generous man. He will be missed by many…..

  6. So sorry to hear about the
    Passing of Ace. Your family is in my prayers during this time of grievance.

  7. Brandt family,
    No matter how we try to prepare, the loss of a loved one is so difficult. Mike and I had the opportunity to share some of our past adventures together with Ace.. lots of good memories to reminisce. He will be missed.
    Lonna and Mike Rinke

  8. To Ace’s family. I wish I had been privileged to have known Ace other than as one of his caregivers. He seemed to be such a nice guy. When I would arrive for my shifts with him he would always ask how I was when he was the one I was there to care for. You, his family were amazing. I will pray for you all as you go through this grieving period. Nancy Kading

  9. So very sorry to hear of Ace’s passing, He will be missed. Condolences to his entire family, RIP Ace.

  10. Our deepest sympathy to Brittany and the entire family. Ace was a friend, a professional in business, and a man of his word. May he rest In peace. John and Shawn Lagemann

  11. Karen, Ron, and Ace’s Family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Frank and Judy Thompson

  12. I’ve known Ace for 30 years. I used to run into him around town, travelling and at the Y. He was a wonderful man. He always asked how I was doing and how things were going at Mid America Steel. He was interested in learning and always had subtle, insightful and on point advice and comments. It was uncanny. He was very humble and carried himself with great dignity. I ran into him at the Y during the last few months of his life. He was struggling but determined to get his workout in. I admired his resolve. I told him that I was rooting for him and that he was a great man. He told me that he appreciated my comments. That meant a lot to me. I’m a better person having known him.

  13. It is hard to believe Ace has left us. He seemed invincible in life, always challenging those around him but always living up to the same high standards himself. It was my pleasure to know him as a business partner, employee and friend. He will be missed and remembered.

  14. I’m so sorry to read this. I met Ace in the early 80s. Even at this young age he was such a humble soul with always a grin from ear to ear. A genuinely one of a kind individual. I myself feel blessed to have known him. Prayers of peace for Ace’s entire family on this incredible loss.

  15. So terribly sorry to learn of Ace’s passing. Deepest condolences to his family.
    Paul and Jackie Bosch of Dickinson ND

  16. Ace was an outstanding John Deere dealer and businessman who achieved great results with excellent vision, decision making and hard work. I admired him very much, may he Rest In Peace.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brittany and the entire Brandt Holdings family. Ace was larger than life and made every one he came in contact with just a little better with each interaction. He will be missed greatly but we rejoice in having had the chance to befriend such a fine man.

    With sympathy, Jason & Heather Tucker

    Psalm 34:18

  18. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Praying God comforts all of you during this difficult time. Cheryl Carlson Cosley

  19. We are so very sorry for the loss of Ace. May God bless you all with comfort and peace during these difficult times. Aaron and Barbe Merrill

  20. I will always remember Ace coming into our coffee shop on Broadway. He was always so kind, gentle smile , soft spoken and kind. He always made everyone feel like they were the only one in the room. Thinking of his family in the days ahead.

  21. So very sorry to hear about Ace. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

  22. We are so sorry to hear of Ace’s passing. We know how strong Ace was, and thought that he would find a way to beat the cancer. We will miss seeing his smile and talking at the Y. He always had time to talk and ask how we were doing. He was a good man and will be missed. He was way too young but left a mark on this world and will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers to Brittany and the entire family.

  23. My deepest sympathies to Karen, Ron and the Brandt family. Prayers and words of encouragement and support to the Brandt Holdings leadership and team members in their time of grief and renewing strength from their loss.

  24. There are no words to encompass the loss of a child- we are thinking of you all and praying for you- may God lift you up to find you peace🙏🏻
    Sara and John Auran and our entire family

  25. We are so sorry to hear of Ace’s passing. He was always such a good friend and always took the time to say hi and ask how I was doing. He will be missed and my heart goes out to Brittany and his family.

  26. The Dady family sends our sincere condolences to Brittany and the entire Brandt family. Ace and Brittany are our next door neighbors on Detroit Lake. Ace was a wonderful neighbor, once bestowing a beautiful ash tree as a gift to our family which will always remind us of his generosity and a life well lived but ended too soon.

  27. I am very sorry to hear about Ace’s passing. I have fond memories of him joining me for lunches when I attended MSU. He was genuinely interested in what I was doing at the same time he was pursuing specific coursework that led to his success.

  28. Gosh, it seems like just yesterday this adorable little boy was getting on the school bus for his first day of school in Kindred. I moved away after high school, but reading about your life, that adorable boy became an Amazing man. I lost my son Cody to cancer 11 years ago, so I know how hard this on family and friends. My heart breaks for all of you, especially you Karen, cause we should never out live our children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences from the Roen family: Jeanne ,Christie, Jamie and Loni.
    “There are no Goodbyes, Cause you will Always be in my Heart “

  29. My prayers and condolences are being sent to Ace’s family. I left the area when Ace was still a very young man. But it sounds like Ace continued to be a humble, wonderful and successful person. Karen sending you virtual hugs. God Bless

  30. I’m so sorry for the loss of Ace. He was the most humble, kind person – so genuine. Prayers of peace and love to all of the Brandt family.

  31. My deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and coworkers of Ace. I grew up/graduated with Ace, and have seen him only a few times since then, at our KHS class reunions, but will always remember him for his kindness, grace, and intelligence. He was truly a great guy!

  32. Ace will always live on in many peoples lives and in the FM area.He was an amazing man and a mentor to those who knew him. This is such a great loss to all.
    He handled his diagnosis with acceptance and honor.
    We are so proud to have been part of his life. He will forever be missed, but his legacy will live on.

    Our deepest condolences to his Family.

    The Tim & Jill Krahn Family

  33. We will miss Ace very much. Charlie is the one who approached Ace about buying his first hotel, the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Ace never did anything small and Brandt Hospitality was off and running. We always enjoyed catching up with him at Hope Lutheran after the Wednesday night service. He faithfully attended when he was in town. Since lake season ended, we have been looking for him where he usually sits, hoping he was still up and about, and sending up prayers when we didn’t see him. Ace accomplished more in his all too short lifetime, than most do in ten lifetimes. He leaves a legacy to be proud of for his family, his friends, the hockey world, his community and his global business ventures. May God hold his family in the palm of his hand.

  34. Our condolences to you, Karen and Tyler, and the rest of the family. We were lucky to have gotten to know Ace over the years. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    Jeff and Deborah Laven

  35. Karen,
    My deepest sympathies to you and Ace’s whole family. I remember meeting Ace and James Erickson at Red Willow Bible Camp many years ago. He was so nice and our paths continued to cross throughout our high school and college years! Although it’s been years now since I’ve seen him, I just wanted you to know sorry I am for your loss. Carla and I often visit about you and Adele and how much fun you ladies had together. Sending my love and prayers at this difficult time.
    Brenda Zimmerman Giebels (Zim)

  36. We are saddened by the loss of Ace and send our condolences to his family. May you find peace in all of your warm memories with Ace.
    -Staff of Family Wellness

  37. It is very sad to hear of Ace’ passing, as sincere condolences are offered. May his family be comforted during this most difficult time. Indeed, this world has lost a good man.

    As our paths had crossed on occasion over the years. Ace always acknowledged me with a great smile and genuine interest in my status of personal and professional aspects. I witnessed his character possessed that of great confidence, yet humble in demeanor. This Gentleman may be measured by his tremendous success, yet Ace markedly delivered this via traits of respect, integrity, commitment, drive, determination, and love for his unending count of Family and Friends.

    God Speed – You are The Best, of The Best …

  38. We are so sorry to hear about Ace. Both Brian and I go back to when Ace managed the Kindred RDO store. Always a very kind man and always made conversation when we ran into him. Prayers to your family during this very difficult and very sad time

  39. We are so sorry for your loss. We have known Ace for many years and have wonderful memories that will be cherished forever. I have been blessed to have known Ace since childhood and always enjoyed his company. His legacy will live on in so many ways since he has touched, supported, and helped so many people and has done so much good for the community. Our sincere sympathy and condolences are with his entire Family during this difficult time.
    Love, Karla, Todd, KaTasha and KaBrina Kringen

  40. Some men come into our lives and make a lasting impression on our hearts.
    They show us how to live life, how to love others well, and how to make a
    difference in the world around them.

    Karen, your son, Tyler your brother, Brittany your husband, Chace,
    Macey, and Kylee your father….was one of those never to be forgotten kind of men!

    May you be comforted for the days to follow knowing he gave you his very best
    and you can be your best by his lead. He now walks the streets of gold and sees
    the face of Glory, his Lord and Savior.

  41. Our Sincere and Deepest Sympathy on your loss. What a great man who will be missed by so many people. May God comfort you during this most difficult time. Mike & LaDonna Bannach

  42. our deepest sympathies to ace’s family. i really enjoyed knowing ace over the years. what a great businessman. we could always share a laugh or two about something. i miss him.

  43. We are so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during such a difficult time. Ace will definitely be missed by many. He certainly was a kind soul.

  44. we send our heartfelt sympanthys…we will miss youat the Lake where we partied and grew up for 40 years…rest in peace..Steve and Carolyn Saverien

  45. Ace was a wonderful man and raised great children. I’m so sorry for your loss Brant family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers

  46. I have worked for Ace for 12 years. It is an honor and privilege to be part of the Brandt Holdings Team. Ace was an amazing visionary. He was kind, compassionate, caring and grateful. He showed incredible grace during this difficult cancer journey. My thoughts and prayers are with Brittany and the entire family.

  47. Our sincere sympathy to all the family. Losing Ace to cancer is such a painful and awful thing to endure. We are so sorry for your loss and send our prayers for healing and comfort.

    Paul and Kathy Lindquist

  48. To the Brandt Family,

    Ace was a great person I’ve done business with for years. Ace always come in to the cities and said Q what’s my next car? Then we talked for hours and have a great time. Buddy you will be truly missed not only from me but from the entire family here at Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis.

    Get your rest now Ace

    Praying for your Family

  49. Karen – I just heard of Ace’s passing and my heart goes out to all of you and his family and friends. It seems like yesterday that I babysat the boys. Time goes by so fast . . . I can understand why he was so respected, humble, kind and believed in God because he had you for a mom. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I will be keeping you in my prayers today and the days ahead – May God bless you, Marlene (Nerby) Knopp.

  50. My deepest condolences on Ace’s passing. I was with a client today and just heard the awful news. Ace and I worked together on some custom clothing pieces over the last several years. Although I always knew Tom Ford was his go to he made space for me too. He was always so kind and humble about his achievements. I am grateful I had the opportunity to know him. I pray for all his family as they grieve his passing. God Bless.

  51. Brittany & Family – We were saddened to learn of Ace’s passing. He was a friend from the past, and we so enjoyed being with him. He brought success with him wherever he went. We were blessed to have known this special guy. May God be with you all as you mourn his transition from here and celebrate his many accomplishments and new Heavenly home. We are providing a Memorial in his name to your spiritual neighbor, the Gethsemane Cathedral Foundation. +

  52. Karen and family. It was such a shock to hear about Ace’s passing. I only knew of you all when we lived near Hickson but was always impressed of you all. I am also still impressed about all Ace did and happy to learn he lived so well. May your hearts be filled with his love for you all. So sorry.

  53. Who wouldn’t aspire to be like an Ace Brandt, humble kind and a King amongst men. This man was always so gentle and kind, I admired his quiet strength, his outlook on life. It’s with a very heavy heart that we must say farewell to you, but we well all see you again in the next life. Ace I was blessed to know you.

  54. I was blessed to have known Ace and be able to call him my friend. I can tell you, all he cared about was his family! He loved all of you so much! I was so happy to see that he fell in love and found the woman of his dreams! He deserved all this love and happiness so very much! I’ve been out of touch since 2012 regretfully but respectfully. He was so generous, loved The Lord, & a total gentleman! Ace by far will always be one of the best people I’ve ever known! All my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and if there was anything I could ever do to help, please don’t hesitate, because Ace would never hesitate to help a friend. This I know! God Bless all of you!

  55. I knew Ace long ago, when I lived in Fargo.
    I was so sorry to learn of his passing. He was a very kind, loving friend, who I will never forget. Rest In Peace.
    My love to his family. ❤️
    Janine Burtness

  56. A close Deere colleague just shared this belated, surprising and unwelcome news of Ace, whom I had the honor of knowing since ~ 1995 when he became owner of Northstar Power in Ankeny, IA. When we inquired about Ace when he expressed interest in acquiring Northstar, while Ace was already involved in some Ag dealerships, our JD Minneapolis colleagues described their confidence in Ace as “stellar”. He never waivered from that assessment. The consummate, bright gentleman.

    Condolences to his entire family.

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