LEROY BREMER

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LeRoy U. Bremer, of Cambridge, formerly of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Cambridge Medical Center. He was 80 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 AM at North Isanti Baptist Church.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held on Thursday, April 28th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

INURNMENT  will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the American Diabetes Associations or the American Heart Association.

Leroy U. Bremer, of Cambridge, formerly of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Cambridge Medical Center.  He was 80 years old. 

Leroy was born on December 27, 1935, at home in Muscatine, Iowa, to Lester and Maude (Crone) Bremer. He moved to the Mora area by age 3, and lived on the family farm in Warman with his parents and older brother.  He attended Warman country school until the 8th grade, when it became necessary for him to work on the family farm. 

He married Mary Maurer on August 31, 1957.  One year later, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, in which he worked in the motor pool and completed his GED.   After an honorable discharge from the Army, Leroy and Mary made their home in Mora and there they raised their family of five children.  He worked at Glen’s Tire, then in the early 1960s, he earned a degree in machining trades.  He applied his skills as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, working on projects such as the Iron Lung.  In 1972, Leroy and Mary purchased Russ’ Auto Body.  He spent 26 years repairing radiators and restoring customers’ cars to like-new condition.  In retirement, he drove for Tinker and Larson. His favorite part of the job was getting to fly to other cities in order to drive cars back; he loved to fly.

Leroy loved playing cards and games with Mary and friends, hunting, fishing, and panning for gold.  He shared many happy camping trips, campfires, and wiener roasts with family. In retirement, his favorite part of the day was playing games and cards with his beloved wife, Mary, each morning.  They were deeply in love and great friends for 58 years of marriage.  Warm and funny, no matter the time of day, he would greet people with a “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya” followed by “Are ya up for all day?”

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents and brother Lester.
 
He is survived by wife, Mary; children, LeRoyce Guetzko (Steve), Denise (Mike) Kilgore, Kristin (Steve) Twait, Lucretia (Steve) Dallin, and Joel (Karin) Bremer; grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Sullwold, Nicole Nelson (Nick), John Kilgore, David (Michelle) Kilgore, Joel (Rachel) Kilgore, Benjamin (Ashley) Twait, Rebecca Twait, Hilary Pavek (Joel), Amanda Unger, and Cady Unger; 7 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.

Pastor Travis Blake officiated the funeral for Leroy on Friday, April 29, 2016, at North Isanti Baptist Church, in Cambridge, Minnesota.  Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Military honors were provided by Mora American Legion Post 201.  Memorial preferred to the American Diabetes Association and The American Heart Association.

 

10 guestbook entries for LEROY BREMER

  1. Leland and Annie Everson April 27, 2016 at 6:30 am #

    Annie and I were so saddened to hear about LeRoy. We will certainly keep your family in our prayers.

  2. Dennis Norby April 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    Could hardly believe the news of Leroy’s passing , I remember Leroy way back when I was a kid growing up on the farm . He used to drive by our place all the time . At least we thought it was him he would go by so fast we weren’t sure if it was him or not . Mary always referred to Leroy and I as those Warman Boy’s ! We were never quite sure if she meant that in a good way or the other way . When our kids were growing up Mary and Leroy were like another set of Grand Parents , We considered them Family . Many camping trips with the group and fun times . Leroy and I went fishing on Snake River in the canoe a couple of times but only twice . Some how the canoe tipped over twice which I was blamed for and Leroy wouldn’t go with me anymore , He would say Oh ! No ! I’m not going in the canoe with you anymore ! We spend many evenings playing 500 , Leroy and I were always partner’s , Most of the time the girls were beating us badly like they would have 485 to the good and we were at -300 in the hole . When it was Leroy’s turn to deal he would always say to me . Don’t worry Den I’ll get us out of this mess ! Wish I had a dollar for every time he told me that . We very seldom ever got out of the mess .Leroy may have been 80 years old but he was a kid at heart . What a fine example of a man , husband , father ,grand father and friend . I feel it was a great privilege to have known him and I’m a better person because of it . I am going to miss him terribly . I too will pray for your family . Love to you all. Den

  3. Cindy Lambert April 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary and your whole family during this trying time. So glad I was able to see LeRoy in Mora before you moved ….. what a wonderful man he was!

  4. Steven & Janice Moe April 28, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    Prayers to Mary and family during this time. I have some very fond memories of our families get-togethers back in Mora especially the “New Years” eve parties. So sad for your loss.

  5. Deb n George April 28, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    So sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to Mary and family. We think of him nearly every day.

  6. Melissa Willits April 29, 2016 at 3:42 am #

    Joel & Karin & family,

    I am sorry to hear of Leroy’s passing. I pray for your comfort and peace during this time, and that you would have many happy memories to cherish in the coming days.

    Melissa (Belkholm) Willits

  7. LeeAnn Sanborn April 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of Leroy’s death. It’s 2;30 on the 29th and I am just seeing it in the paper.I am so sorry I wasn’t there. I always enjoy being around your family because Leroy was so loving to his children. I know he will be missed.

  8. Jim and Lisa Bremer April 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    We send our thoughts and prayers to Mary and the family.

  9. Alayne Torgeson (Wiener) May 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    So sorry to hear about LeRoy’s passing. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

  10. Harlan and Lisa Gilbertson May 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Lifting you in prayer and asking that many wonderful memories fill your heart every time you think of him. We always enjoyed a quick visit when we saw him walking. Blessing to you Mary and all the family.

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