Wilbert D. "Whip" Bremer, 95, of Monett, Mo., passed away Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Bremer was born July 15, 1913, in Pierce City, Mo., the son of John and Lydia Joeckel Bremer. He was a retired farmer that was well known for his strawberries that the Freistatt community loved. He served in the Army from 1942 through 1945, being stationed in England, Germany, Holland and France. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt, and a member of the Freistatt Lions Club.
While stationed in Germany he met Lena Lutz and they would later be married on August 14, 1949, in Freistatt, and she survives.
Additional survivors include: one son, Jim Bremer and wife, Ruth, of East Longmeadow, Maine; one daughter, Mary Gallagher and husband, Charles, of Springfield, Mo.; and two grandsons, Shawn and Brian Gallagher, of Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Edgar, Alvin, Alfred, Herbert, Victor, and Rueben Bremer; and one sister, Elsie Deschner.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt with Pastor Ryan Buchmueller officiating. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Freistatt.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Radio Broadcast and the Missouri Veterans Home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
On-line condolences may be made at www.buchananfuneralhomemonett.com.