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Brandon Levander

March 14, 1980 — January 2, 2022

Brandon Craig Levander, 41, of Phoenix AZ, passed away January 2, 2022, at Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. While hiking in the Superstition Mountains Brandon suffered a head injury that he would not recover from. Memorial service will be Wednesday, January 26, 11:00 AM at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be directed to

Brandon was born March 14, 1980, to Deloris “Fuller” Levander and Robert Levander. Brandon grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High School. Brandon Graduated in 2005 Magna Cum Laude with a BASc from UNL. In 2014, he went on to receive his Masters of Electrical Engineering from UNL. He was also a member Eta Kappa Nu, IEEE, and Toastmasters. After graduation, he was a design engineer at Bosch Communications.

On August 23, 2008, a beautiful day in Lincoln, NE, Brandon married Stephanie J Arps. Aug. 23, 2008. Daughter Brooklynn was born while they lived in Lincoln. In February of 2011, Brandon and his family moved back to Grand Island where he worked as a power network control engineer and control supervisor for Nebraska Public Power District.

In April of 2016, Brandon and family moved to Phoenix Arizona where he worked for Arizona Public Service (APS). While at APS he held training positions and was a DOC technology specialist. His co-workers described him as consistent, dedicated, problem solver, communicator, with an attention to detail. While in Arizona Brandon’s passion for the outdoors and adventure blossomed. He hiked, mountain biked, rock climbed, and did canyoneering in multiple states. He enjoyed camping and swimming at Lake Pleasant especially with his family. Brandon was very studious and valued learning and an education, always expanding his knowledge of multiple subjects.

His surviving loved ones that will cherish him forever include his wife, Stephanie; daughter, Brooklynn; parents; brothers: Brian and Brent; and half-brothers: Nathan and Corey.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801


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