Brandon Matthew Dodge of O’Fallon, Missouri died September 28, 2019. He was born August 16, 1973 in Cottage Grove, Oregon to Charles and Pam Dodge, joining his brother Bryan to complete their loving family.
Brandon attended Cottage Grove High School, graduating in 1991. In 1989 Brandon started a job at Safeway in Cottage Grove where he became the Produce Manager until leaving in 1999. He then started his career with Spectrum Brands which moved him from Cottage Grove to Medford, then Salem; eventually moving him to O’Fallon, Missouri where he became the Sr. Manager of Digital Marketing. Brandon attended Lindenwood University earning his Bachelor’s degree (2014) and his Master of Arts (2015) in Business/Corporate Communications.
He was a natural helper even when he was a little boy. In Oregon, Brandon became a part of the Oregon Association of Student Councils’ leadership program and continued to come back to Oregon to leadership camps even after moving to Missouri. Brandon loved working with and mentoring young adults. This passion continued through his whole life and he touched many lives along the way.
Brandon spent his younger years always surrounded by family. He had a bond with his parents and late brother that cannot be described in words. Along with his close-knit immediate family Brandon was surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be greatly missed by all.
In Missouri, Brandon touched many lives and will be missed by his work family, neighborhood family and close friends.
Brandon will be remembered for many things, especially his big smile, big bear hugs and a heart of gold.
From his Dad – hold your children, love your children, and always be there for your children.
Brandon was preceded in death by his brother Bryan, his grandparents, and his Uncle Pitch.
In lieu of flowers Pam and Charles would like you to donate to oasc.org which is the leadership camp that Brandon was so involved with for many years.
A celebration of life will take place in O’Fallon, Missouri and a private service will be held in Cottage Grove.