Orlan Branjord Obituary

Orlan J. Branjord
Orlan J. Branjord
Orlan J. Branjord

January 31, 1937 - October 21, 2014
Born in Story City, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Orlan J. Branjord, 77, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, IA. Orlan was born on January 31, 1937 in Story City, IA to Donald and Gladys Branjord.

Orlan graduated from East High School in 1955. He briefly served in the Navy Reserves. Orlan began his retail career as a shoe buyer in Davenport, IA and then as a jewelry salesperson in the Des Moines area until his retirement. He was a member of the Rotary Club and enjoyed bowling, golf, and poker.

Orlan is survived by his wife, I-Fang Lee-Branjord of West Des Moines; son, Don Branjord of Des Moines; daughter, Laura (Tim) Schwarz of Clive; brother, Cleo (Doris) Branjord of Sioux Falls, SD; four grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Branjord; and daughter, Lisa Branjord Lyon.

The family would like to thank all the medical providers through Orlan's many years of health battles with diabetes and cancer; and a special thank you to Brittany and Dana of Hospice of Central Iowa (HCI), for their compassionate care preceding his death.

At Orlan's request, no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa (HCI).

Online condolences may be shared at IlesCares.com.





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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322