Loretta Brummer, 1921-2014

Published 9:00 am Sunday, November 30, 2014

Loretta Barbara Brummer, 92, of Wells died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Casimir Catholic Church in

Loretta Brummer

Loretta Brummer

Wells. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery and the Rev. Thomas Niehaus will officiate. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Wells is assisting the family.

Loretta Barbara was born Dec. 20, 1921, the daughter of August and Clara (Kulla) Schultz in Dunbar Township, Faribault County. She was baptized at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Loretta attended Maple Grove Country School in Clark Township, Faribault County and St. Casimir Catholic School in Wells.

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On May 12, 1943, she was united in marriage to Philip J. Brummer at St. Casimir Catholic Church. After their marriage Loretta and Philip farmed and raised their family west of Alden. She moved into Alden in 1980. Loretta was a lifelong member of St. Casimir Catholic Church and member of the St. Anthony Circle. She was also an active member of the Alden American Legion Auxiliary, Wells VFW Auxiliary and the Wells Bowling Association women’s league for 25 years. She enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Loretta loved gardening, especially her flowers, and oil painting and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Loretta is survived by her children Donald (Pam) Brummer of Bloomington, Joyce (Mike) Weigel of Earlham, Iowa, Mark (Mary) Brummer of Alden, Brian Brummer of Boulder City, Colo., and Matthew (Karen) Brummer of Roberts, Wis.; grandchildren Michael Brummer, Rachel Brummer, Dennis (Karin) Weigel, Jennifer (Kevin Adrian) Weigel, Timothy Weigel, Jessica (Charles Meier) Weigel, Elizabeth Brummer, Sara (Damien) Woods, Emily Brummer, Katrina (Joseph) Wessbecker and Connie Brummer (fiance Ryan Johnson); great-grandchildren Sydney, Kaylee, McKenzie, Chelsey, Alyvia, Tim Jr., Henry, Lauren, Julian and Emerson; brother, Arnold Schultz, of Freeborn; sisters Teresa Oelke of Blue Earth, Lorraine Horvat of Austin and Jean Ann (Dean) Clarke of Lakeville; sisters-in-law Kathy Schultz of Wells, Sharon Schultz of Wells and Marie Schultz of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Loretta is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Philip, in 1968; brothers Michael Schultz, Jim Schultz and Marvin Schultz; sister, Maxine Westrum; brothers-in-law Lynn Westrum, Wayne Oelke and John Horvat; and sister-in-law, Edith Schultz.