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Dr. David Jon Brandhagen -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A funeral Mass for Dr. David Jon Brandhagen, 41, of Rochester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Gerald A. Mahon officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Dr. Brandhagen died Friday (July 22, 2005) of injuries suffered in an auto accident. He was born Sept. 29, 1963, in Milwaukee. He was reared in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High School in 1982. He earned a bachelor's degree, graduating summa cum laude, from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., in 1986; he completed his medical degree at Mayo Medical School in 1990. He completed his residency in internal medicine and chief residency in Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis from 1990 to 1994. He married Jane Marchek on July 22, 1989, in St. Paul. He was a consultant for the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic and had been an associate professor medicine since 1997. His research interests included diseases of iron overload and liver transplantation. He belonged to the American Association for study of liver diseases, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Transplantation. He was a member of St. John church and coached youth baseball and basketball. He enjoyed family leisure time, softball and running.

Surviving are his wife; two children, Kristen and Mitchell, both at home; his parents, Jon and Joan Brandhagen of Rochester; and a brother, Robert of Baraboo, Wis.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service at the church. Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family prefers memorials to the Gift of Life Transplant House.

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