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Mark Edward Brant
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Obituary for Mark Edward Brant

Mark Edward Brant, age 52 of Naperville, IL formerly of the south side of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. He was born May 27, 1965 in Kewanee, IL to his loving late parents, Richard and Rebecca Brant.

Cherished husband of Joan M. Brant, nee Gorman, wedded on April 15, 1989. Adored father of Jennifer and Jacqueline Brant. Dearest brother of Cyndi (Ron) Colgan, David Brant, Sara (Tom) Surin, the late Kathryn (Joe) Burgess.

Mark was a graduate of the University of Illinois, class of 1988. Mark spent the majority of his working career in sales, most recently in insurance. He enjoyed scuba diving and billiards.

He created a non-profit organization called Santa’s Gift. Thousands of children received personal visits from Mark, dressed as a gift-bearing Santa Claus.

Memorial Visitation: Wednesday, February 14th 4:00-9:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Additional memorial visitation: Thursday, February 15th 10:00-11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL 60565.

Memorial funeral service: Thursday, February 15th at 11:00 AM at Church. Interment is private. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Additional Memorial Visitation: Thursday, February 15th 10:00-11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1310 Shepherd Dr
Naperville, IL 60565


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