Garret Allan Branson, 69, of Tilden, IL; born on February 13, 1954 in Missouri, the son of Ray and Adoree (Sicht) Branson; passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Sparta Community Hospital.
Garret was a fireman in Cahokia, IL for many years. He also worked for Cerro Copper in Sauget, IL. Garret enjoyed fishing and refurbishing/rebuilding clocks of any kind. He loved building and collecting model cars. Most of all, Garret loved his grandkids and spending any moment with them that was possible.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Garret is survived by three children – Bryon Branson of Cahokia, IL, Sarah Shultz of Tilden, IL, and Christopher Branson of Venedy, IL; significant other – Paula Maloney; five grandchildren – Kaylee Mills, Savannah Shultz, Abbigail Wirtel, Hayden Wirtel, and Wyatt Wolfmeier; two brothers – Ronald (Peggy) Branson of Alabama and Dennis (Linda) Branson of Dupo, IL; two sisters – Brenda (Joe) Goudey of Millstadt, IL and Becky (Tim) Limbke of Taylorville, IL; beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Private funeral services will be held for the family.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.