John Frederick Bremer, Jr.

John Frederick Bremer, Jr.
John Frederick Bremer, Jr.

John Frederick Bremer, Jr., 99, of Amarillo, TX died on February 3, 2021, at Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo, Texas.

Mr. Bremer was born May 19, 1921, in Bremen, Germany, to John Frederick Bremer, Sr., and Margaret Kukat Bremer. His family moved to the United States when he was a child and settled in Freeland, Pennsylvania. After Mr. Bremer completed high school, the family moved to Reading, Pennsylvania.

During World War II, Mr. Bremer served in the United States Army Air Corps, flying thirty missions over France, Holland, and Germany as a waist-gunner in a B-17 bomber and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart medals. He was honorably discharged in 1945, having attained the rank of staff sergeant.

Following the war, he served in the United States Air Force Reserve, working as an instructor in aircraft mechanics at the Amarillo Air Force Base and, after his honorable discharge from the Reserve, as a cabinet maker with the Amarillo Independent School District until his retirement.

Mr. Bremer was married to Glenna Ruth Bell in Amarillo on November 21, 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Bremer had two daughters.

Mr. Bremer was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Trudy Ravert. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Bremer; a daughter Carole Lara, her husband Art, their son Zack Lara, his wife Sonya, and their children Evelyn and August, their son Matt Lara, his wife Crystal, and their daughter Iris; a daughter Jan Butterworth, her husband Isaac, their son Jonathan Butterworth, his wife Becky, and their children, Ady and Ethan, their daughter Catherine Williams, her husband Scott, and their son Ben.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 11:00 A.M., at First Baptist Church, Amarillo, where Mr. Bremer was an active member, with Dr. Howard K. Batson, Pastor, officiating. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made either to “BSM Amarillo College,” 2123 S Van Buren, Amarillo, TX 79109, or to “West Texas A&M BSM,” 2500 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015.

3 Replies to “John Frederick Bremer, Jr.”

  1. I have such wonderful memories of John and Glenna Bremer. We had such fun times at Student Week at Glorieta.
    I also worked with John taking down the Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist several years.
    He was soft spoken but could be very funny.
    He was always present with Glenna helping others.
    They were wonderful friends.
    I appreciated John for his friendship and his Christian example..
    He was a really good man!
    Jeff Frazer

  2. Glenna,
    Bill and I wanted to express our deepest sympathy for you as you mourn the passing of John. Don’t know if you remember us, but we actually met at the BSU while I was going to school and Bill was going to seminary extension. We have very sweet memories of our days at BSU. Sending love and prayers for you and your family during this time.

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