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Worrell Edward Bremer

March 13, 1927 April 1, 2017
Worrell Edward Bremer
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Obituary for Worrell Edward Bremer

Worthington, MN

Worrell Edward Bremer, age 90, was born on March 13, 1927 in Horton Township, Osceola County, Ocheyedan, IA, the son of William and Anna Mae (Yeske) Bremer. He attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School in Horton Township through 8th grade. After that he attended high school in Ocheyedan. In 1943, he moved to Alaska and worked on the Alcan Highway for a year and a half. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 as a Seabee working as a welder and was honorably discharged. Following his years in the military, he moved back to Ocheyedan and finished high school graduating in 1948. He then worked for Osterman Construction doing roadwork. In 1951, he moved to Denver, CO working for Colorado Steel and Iron. He and Betty Griswold were married on April 14, 1952 at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN. In the following years he worked for Hattendorf Construction building churches, managed the Farmers Coop Lumberyard in Round Lake, MN, and then worked for Payless Cashway Lumber/UBC in Worthington, MN. He retired in 1991 and after a few months started working part time for Lampert Lumber in Worthington and fully retiring in 2008. After retirement, Worrell and Betty traveled throughout the United States enjoying the east coast and bus tours. Together they enjoyed woodworking/crafts, fishing, golf, gardening and their family. Worrell died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel, MN.
Worrell is survived by two daughters Barb (Jim) Wendling of Darwin, MN and Lori Anderson of Richfield, MN. Four grandchildren Ross Wendling of Hutchinson, MN; Kyle Wendling of Hutchinson, MN; Melissa (Matt) Reed of Lakeville, MN, and Jeff Anderson of Wells, MN, and great grandchildren Norah Wendling and Judson Wendling of Hutchinson, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty; brother and sister-in-law Basil and Evelyn Bremer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Geneva and Everett Wyer, and nephew Andrew Wyer.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeannette McCormick officiating. Casket bearers will be Ross Wendling, Kyle Wendling, Melissa (Anderson) Reed, Matt Reed, Jeff Anderson, and Dwight Bremer. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Round Lake American Legion Post #461.
Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Benson Funeral Home.

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Visitation

Saturday

8

Apr

9:30 AM 4/8/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/8/2017 10:30:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Apr

10:30 AM 4/8/2017 10:30:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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