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Marli Martha (Scherb) Brandt Lee, 94, of Potomac, formerly of Gibson City, passed away at 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at her home.
Marli was born on August 6, 1927, in Germany, the daughter of Frederick and Gertrude (Corbeck) Scherb. She was a wartime bride and married Earl Brandt, on October 18, 1947, in Gibson City. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1988. She later married JC Lee, on September 8, 1991, in Gibson City. He preceded her in death on October 6, 1994.
She is survived by one son- Merle Brandt of Potomac; one grandson- David Brandt; two great-grandchildren- Drayton and Sawyer Brandt; one step-son-James Lee; four daughters- Donna Potter, LaVonne Veatch Goodman, Sheryle Atkins and Patricia Cole; and several nieces, nephews and extended family in Germany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, one stepson, two brothers and three sisters.
As a young adult, to stay out of a factory in Germany, Marli became a beautician apprentice for three years and towards the end of the war she met the love of her life Earl, at the age of 17. After two years of paperwork, she moved to the US, in 1947, at the age of 20. Since moving here, when she made a friend, they were friends for life. She worked several jobs to save money so she could always go back to see here family in Germany. She taught water aerobics for 15 years, took over an aerobics class in Sibley, for 3 years. She worked for several years as a licensed reflexologist and helped many people from all over. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church, in Gibson City and attended the Church of Christ, in Gibson City. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Marli enjoyed crocheting, knitting, riding her bicycle, swimming and exercising.
A Celebration of Marli’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the American Evangelical Lutheran Church, 905 E. First Street, Gibson City, 60936, with Pastor Dave Castner and Pastor Glen Corbly officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, at the church. She will be laid to rest in Drummer Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Evangelical Lutheran Church. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral home to assist them in honoring Marli’s life. Condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.