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Irene L. Brammeier

Irene L. Brammeier, age 88, of Hoffman passed away at 4:14 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle. She was born on July 31, 1926 at her family’s home in Washington County, the daughter of John and Bertha (Kraus) Sprehe. She married Henry Brammeier on May 4, 1947 in New Minden, and he preceded her in death on September 22, 1985.

Mrs. Brammeier is survived by her sons, John Brammeier and wife Jeannie of Indianapolis, Ind., and Larry Brammeier and wife Cindy of Hoffman; a daughter, Carol Edler and husband Dale of rural Carlyle; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Oexeman of Centralia, and a brother-in-law.

In addition to her husband of 38 years, Mrs. Brammeier was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Sprehe; sisters, Hulda Voltmer and Laura Palm; two brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law.

Mrs. Brammeier was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed baking, cooking and making candy. She was a private caretaker until her failing health. She retired as a cook from Trinity Lutheran School in Hoffman after 43 years of service. She had lived all of her life in Hoffman.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, with Pastor Stephen Krenz officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hoffman. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Brammeier’s memory to Trinity Lutheran School in Hoffman, or Celtic Hospice and will be received at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia. Online Condolences of Sympathy may be left for Mrs. Brammeier’s family at or on Facebook.

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