brandenburg,lowell.jpg Lowell Eugene Brandenburg, 75, died on April 1, 2010. He was married to his loving wife of 56 years, Kathy Pless Brandenburg. He was born in Winchester, the son of the late Leon and Virginia Dunn Brandenburg. He was preceded in death by a grand daughter, Katie Lynn Brandenburg. He received a Bachelors degree from UK in Geology. He retired from the US Airforce as a Lt. Colonel and was a B52 pilot during Vietnam. After leaving the military he worked as a geologist with the KY Dept. of Highways. He later served as the first commissioner of the KY Dept. for Surface Mining Reclaimation and Enforcement. Other survivors include his children, Michael Brandenburg and Cynthia (Dennis) McAlister, Lexington; a brother, Owen Brandenburg and two sisters, Billie Glass and Barbara Keam; and three grandchildren, Erin and Matthew McAlister and Kristina Pless Brandenburg. Funeral, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Milward-Broadway with burial following at Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dennis and Matthew McAlister, M.J., Brian, and Michael O’Day, and Owen Brandenburg. Visitation, Tuesday, 5:30 -8:00 p.m.