Matt Brandt

Matt Brandt, 61, died Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in his home in Cedar Rapids, after a 13 month battle with glioblastoma. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, February 4 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Matt was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Matt is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Kay, of Cedar Rapids; his sons, Peter of Houston, TX, Stephen and his wife, Alise, and their daughter, Banks, of Williamsburg, and Joseph and his wife, Amberly, and their daughter, Villanelle, of Louisville, KY; his daughter, Rachel, of New York, NY; his siblings, Julie of Cary, NC, Tom (Linda) of St. Paul, MN, Paul (Karen) of Kalona and Mark (Jennie) of Minneapolis, MN; and many loving extended family.

Matthew Michael Brandt was born March 5, 1961 in Waukon, the son of Kenneth “Cod” and Betty (Byrnes) Brandt. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1979 and from Iowa State University in 1983 with a degree in nuclear engineering. May 3, 1986 Matthew married Mary Kathryn Troupe at Sacred Heart Church in Waterloo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Theatre Cedar Rapids or Iowa Public Radio Studio One, “Beatles Medley.” Online condolences can be left at