Lawrence Bremer, of Braham, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home. He was 89 years.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Friendship Church of Nazarene in Mora.
VISITATION will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. or 2 hours prior to the funeral on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at South Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Lawrence G. Bremer, age 89, died March 17, 2015 at Elmhurst Commons Assisted Living in Braham MN.
Lawrence was born September 15, 1925 in Hope, North Dakota to parents Francis and Minnie (Baldwin) Bremer. When he was a young child, his parents moved to Troy Mills, IA and he attended the Troy Mills School until the ninth grade when he went to work as a mechanic. He moved to Minnesota when he was 16 years old. He married Pearl Harms on July 9, 1944 in Mora, MN.
Lawrence was a flooring and counter-top installer and a self-employed contractor and carpenter. In the mid 1950’s he built two homes in Cambridge, one for his parents and one for his own family. In 1967, he moved his family to rural Dalbo, where he lived until 2013 when he and Pearl moved to the assisted living in Braham.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter and Emerson; sister Juanita; daughter Frances Peterson; and grandson Craig Lofback.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pearl; children, Charlotte (Tom) Carman, LeeAnn (Paul) Sanborn, Chuck (Tammie), Lynnea Maze, John (Bettyanna) and Jim (Lisa); 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; brother Wesley (Deloris); many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lawrence was a life-long member of the Mora Church of the Nazarene and was a member of several antique automobile and tractor clubs. He was an avid collector of clocks, watches, kerosene lamps, cars, model trains and model cars and nearly everything else. He enjoyed old country and bluegrass music.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Elmhurst Commons Assisted Living and Allina Hospice who lovingly cared for him and supported the family during the last days of Lawrence’s life.
A Funeral was held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Mora Friendship Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Kelly Riggan officiating. Music was provided by Vonda Oaks and Terry Nord. Interment was in the South Maple Ridge Cemetery in Isanti County. Arrangements were by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com