Edward M. Brand. Retired Battalion Chief of Oak Lawn. Beloved husband of Debra nee Gray Brand. Loving father of Samantha (Frank) Stephens, Annie Brand & Joseph Brand. Proud grandfather of Kylee Jean. Son of Ernest (the late Norma Jean) Brand. Fond Brother of Ernest Brand, William Brand & Ross Brand. Adored Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Cherished cousin of many. Dear brother-in-law of many. Funeral Wednesday 9:45 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 10:30 am. Interment private. Visitation Tuesday from 3 pm until 9 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to "Camp I Am" Illinois Fire Safety Alliance . 426 W. Northwest Hwy., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Thank You.