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William Lett "Bill" Brumm
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1921
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 12, 1986
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA

Bill was born in Yellow Spring Township in Des Moines County, Iowa. He was the oldest son of Oliver "Clayton" and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm. He married Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel (1912-1967) and Pauline R. (Swanson) Davis (1925-2008).


The Hawk Eye, page 16, May 13, 1986; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

William L. Brumm, 65, of 314 Vernon, West Burlington, died Monday, May 12 (1986), at Burlington Medical Center.

He was born March 5, 1921, in Mediapolis, to Clayton and Bertha Lett Brumm. He married Leota Walker in 1952; she died in 1967. He later married Pauline Swanson on July 15, 1972, in Stronghurst, Illinois.

He was a 1938 graduate of Mediapolis High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the New London Presbyterian Church and the VFW. He was an operating engineer at IAAP for 38 years.

Surviving are his wife, West Burlington; one son, Dennis, San Francisco, California; one brother, Dale, Sioux City; and two sisters, Lorma Allen, Davenport, and Dorothy Stodt, West Burlington.

Services for Mr. Brumm will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Lunning Chapel with the Reverend Richard Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis.

A memorial has been established for the Burlington Medical Center Chapel.


Text of Leota (Walker) Krekel and Bill Brumm's marriage certificate:

Certificate of Marriage

Des Moines County

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, that on the 18th day of January A.D. 1952, at Burlington, in said County, according to and by authority of law, I duly Joined in Marriage William B. Brumm [and] Leota W. Krekel

Given under my hand the 18th day of January

Marriage solemnized in the presence of Mrs. Dorothy Stodt, Mr. Paul H. Stodt

Paul Calhoun, Presbyterian Pastor
Family links: 
  Oliver Clayton Brumm (1892 - 1965)
  Bertha Leota Lett Brumm (1893 - 1953)
  Pauline R. Brumm (1925 - 2008)
  Hattie Leota Walker Brumm (1912 - 1967)*
  Helen Laverne Brumm Dressler (1915 - 1974)*
  Dorothy Virginia Brumm Stodt (1917 - 1998)*
  William Lett Brumm (1921 - 1986)
  Boyd Wendell Brumm (1922 - 1944)*
  Lorma Leota Brumm Allen (1928 - 2010)*
  Kathleen Lucille Brumm Erickson (1930 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
William L. Brumm, WT2, US Navy, WWII, March 5, 1921, May 12, 1986
Note: The headstone photo is not terribly clear.
Kossuth Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100111273
William Lett Bill Brumm
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William Lett Bill Brumm
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William Lett Bill Brumm
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