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Obituary: Paul Pete Bruemmer

Obituary: Paul Pete Bruemmer

March 12th, 2019 in Obituaries

Paul Peter "Pete" Frank Bruemmer, age 91 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Villa Marie Nursing Home. He was born on February 15, 1928 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Frank and Mary (Emhaus) Bruemmer. He was married on October 11, 1952 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Betty Lou Spearman, who preceded him death in August 2000. A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Pete was a graduate of St. Peters High School. Pete was employed as a printer by Modern Litho Printing for 48 years when he retired in 1995. He stayed busy in his retirement though and still worked part time with Modern Litho. He also enjoyed working for over 18 years with Exchange Bank overseeing their downtown parking lot. Pete was an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagle's, Aerie 2693 and was a Past President. He had a generous spirit and helped raise money for children with various disabilities and challenges with many Eagles' fundraisers. Pete had a huge heart for children with disabilities because his daughter, Patty, struggled with many disabilities from birth. Pete loved her unconditionally and was always her largest cheerleader. Pete was an avid sports fan, especially cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs. He treasured time spent traveling to spend time with his grandchildren and always cherished any pictures of his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed long drives in the country, visiting the Lake of the Ozarks, and attending the area country picnics. During his free time, he enjoyed hanging out at the Eagles Club and was known to spend some time at the CHN Tavern in his younger days. Survivors include: one son, Paul Bruemmer (wife Debbie) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Ashley Bruemmer of Orange County, Calif. and Grant Bruemmer (wife Laura) of Los Angeles, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Garett, Gage and Grey Bruemmer; and his longtime partner, Mabel Marsh of Jefferson City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 48 years, Betty; his daughter, Patty Bruemmer; a sister, Betty Beckham; and a brother, Robert "Bob" Bruemmer. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dean Waters officiating. Private graveside services and interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Capitol Projects, 2001 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com