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John Wilkens Bramer
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1932
Norman County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2013
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA

John Bramer, age 81, of Princeton passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN.

John Wilkens Bramer was born on March 7, 1932, the son of John P. and Lillian (Wilkens) Bramer in Pleasant View Township of Norman County, MN. John served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He achieved the rank of Sargent. In June of 1955, he was married to Phyllis Hanson in Fertile, MN. John and his wife Phyllis moved to Princeton in September of 1964. John started working at Smith System Manufacturing in 1960 and retired from there in 1997. John was a devoted husband and father and spent many years unconditionally caring for his wife Phyllis who had multiple health conditions. In his younger years, John enjoyed fishing. He also liked being outdoors and working in his yard and garden. John was mechanically inclined and liked to repair automobiles and yard work equipment. In his later years, he and his son Brad enjoyed discovering their family genealogy. John attended Zion Lutheran Church of Princeton, MN

John is survived by his son, Brad Bramer of Grand Forks, ND; special cousin, Darrell Bramer of Savage, MN; sister-in law and brother-in-law, Fran and Alvin Gigler and brother-in-law Norman Hanson all of Fertile, MN; his nieces a nephew and many loving relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2006.
- Obituary and Photo courtesy of Williams Dingmann Funeral Home

It is said that John was born a few minutes before midnight on March 6 but that the doctor did not show up until the next day and recorded his birth as March 7, 1932. --Lila Hegrenes
Family links: 
  John Peter Bramer (1895 - 1968)
  Lillian Wilkens Bramer (1897 - 1978)
  Phyllis Corinne Hanson Bramer (1930 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Knoll Cemetery
Mille Lacs County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Wayne Diercks
Record added: Jun 04, 2013
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John Wilkens Bramer
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