Byron Bremer - May 07, 2009
Byron Hubert Bremer was born June 27, 1929, in Imperial, Neb. to parents, Ben and Mayme (Blanke) Bremer and passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the age of 79 years, 10 months.
Byron attended elementary school at District 10, also called Stoney Point in rural Chase County. Byron went on to graduate from Chase County High School in 1946.
During his high school years, Byron lived with Les Sr. and Gladys Smith, becoming lifelong friends with them and their sons, Les, Stan and Gene.
On May 21, 1948, Byron wed his high school sweetheart, Connie Collins, in Wauneta, Neb., a week after she graduated from high school.
Byron and Connie began their life together on the Bremer family farm, living in a small house they helped build across the yard from his parents.
Byron and Connie welcomed two children into their lives with joy and love, son, Kip, and daughter, Kandi.
When Byron’s parents left the farm, he moved his family into the main family home he grew up in and lived there until his passing. Byron was a farmer and rancher his whole life. He was proud of his farm, ranch, and family. Often people would comment that if they could come back as a cow they would want to live in Byron’s herd. Others would state that they wouldn’t want to be a weed on his farm, because you wouldn’t stand a chance. Byron remained as active as he could, providing all the help he could to Kip.
Byron enjoyed building items out of iron, restoring old tractors and repairing anything he could. If something was broken and Byron couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be done. Many of his creations are on display around the farm and just west of his lifetime home.
Byron is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mayme, one brother and one sister.
Byron is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Connie; son, Kip and wife, Jan Bremer of Imperial; daughter, Kandi Bremer and friend, Rod Eberhardt of Lincoln; granddaughters, LaCosta and husband, Jeremy Fishler of Kearney, Neb., Beth Bremer of Washington D.C., Lisa Bremer of Imperial, Neb. and Shelby Nesbitt of Lincoln, Neb. and one great granddaughter, Jaylyn Fishler of Kearney.
Graveside inurnment services were held Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Chase Cemetery of rural Imperial, Neb. with Rev. Francis Baker officiating.
A memorial has been established to the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Chase County Community Hospital or donor’s choice.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.