AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
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.