Leland W. 'Lee' Bremer — Rochester

Leland W. "Lee" Bremer, 91, of Rochester, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Leland Wendell Bremer was born Sept. 15, 1922, to Emil and Emma (Evenson) Bremer on the family farm near Glenville. He attended Glenville High School. Lee served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. On Dec. 2, 1950, he married Mildred M. "Milli" Otto in Mankato. The couple lived in southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities before moving to Rochester in 1968. Lee worked in various agricultural-related industries, including Midwest Breeders, retiring from there in 1984.

He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, enjoyed traveling, music and reading, and was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. His kindness, sense of humor and quiet strength were obvious to family and caregivers even in his final days.

Lee is survived by his son, John (Cynthia) Bremer of Moorhead.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Milli who died Nov. 28, 2012. He is also preceded in death by brothers, Hank, Everett and Larry and sisters, Lila, Agnes and Evelyn.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. James Heining officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Private inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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