Marilyn “Brandi” Van Buren Zander

Marilyn “Brandi” Van Buren Zander, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  She was 70 years old.  She was truly a New Orleans girl until moving to Luling in 2016. She is survived by her Life Partner for 36 years Darlene A. Landry. Daughter of the late Adrian Hayem Zander and Margaret Agnes Van Buren Stumpf Zander.   Sister of Frederick Sidney Zander, Sr.  Sister-in-law of Judith Landry Reed (Don) and Donnas Edmond Landry (Kathy).   Aunt of Megan (Mike), Freddie, Adam (Rachel), John (Robert), Daniel (Clara) and Tiffany (Clinton).   Great aunt of MacKenzie, Adeline, Amelia, Elisabeth, Olivia, Sofia, Landry, Mackie, Celeste, CJ, Cade and Sara.

Brandi was an Awarded Member and Supporter of W.I.N. (Women’s Innovation Network), an Awarded Member and Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Participant in MS 150.   She was also affectionately called DYI Ms. Fix It and Handy Brandi.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Brandi’s Life at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:00PM. Visitation will begin at 12:30PM until service time.  A private interment will be in Metairie Cemetery.

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