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In Memory of Rev. Richard Bremer
July 19, 1942 - August 22, 2023

Richard Dean Bremer of Burnet was born July 19th, 1942 to Everett and Nell Bremer. He passed away unexpectedly at age 81 on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

He was born, lived and was educated in Waterloo, IA. After high school, he traveled to Texas to attend Texas Lutheran College (University) from 1960-1964. While in college, he met Charlsie Joan Belicek and they were married 3 days after graduation on June 3, 1964.

Richard went on to attend Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated May 22, 1968 and was ordained as a pastor June 30, 1968. While at Wartburg, he interned with Corcordia Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ.

Richard served many congregations over his 55 years in ministry. St. Peter Lutheran Church-Little Chicago, WI-1968-1975. Drammen Lutheran and Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church-Mondovi, WI (2 point parish)-1975-1980. Faith Lutheran Church-Beeville, TX-1980-2000. First Lutheran Church-Burnet, TX-2000-2010. He officially retired in 2010, but continued to serve as a supply pastor at St John Lutheran Church in Castell, TX.

Richard is survived by his wife Charlsie Bremer of Burnet, TX, Kelli and Henry Pellerin (daughter) of Greenville, SC, Cami Bremer (daughter) of Florence, SC, and Chad and Lee Bremer (son) of Lubbock, TX. He is also survived by his 5 beloved grandchildren. Olivia and Jake Pellerin of Greenville, SC and Caleb, Gage and Trey of Lubbock, TX.

Richard was not only a minister to his churches but a pastor to his communities. He was heavily involved in many civic and community groups throughout his life, serving the communities he was a part of. He gave of himself to better those around him.

A memorial service for Richard will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 2, at the First Lutheran Church in Burnet with Reverend Tim Johnson and Reverend Ray Tiemann officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Charlsie asks for donations to Texas Lutheran University, Wartburg Theological Seminary, LACare in Burnet, TX or charity of your choice to further education and serve the community.


We remember Richard's family and friends in our prayers and trust that the promise of the Resurrection is true and sure. 

In Christ,

Bishop Sue Briner