Duane E. Brammer, 88, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in
Hiawatha with visitation starting at 9 a.m. The Rev. Daniel Krueger will officiate. Burial at Shiloh Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Gary (Vicki) of Mount Pleasant and Steve (Cara) of Medford, Ore. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his brother, Chuck.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Don. Duane's beloved wife, Arlene, passed away on Feb. 2, 2018.
Duane was a born April 23, 1930, in a farmhouse near Grand River, Iowa, the son of Glenn and Florence Brammer. He married Arlene Carlson on Nov. 18, 1950, in Grand River. Duane served in the Army during the Korean War as a tank retriever and mechanic. He and Arlene farmed after the war and later owned an ice cream shop and TV business in Tingley, Iowa. Eventually, Duane accepted a job with Collins Radio and moved his family to Cedar Rapids. He retired at the age of 56, and he and Arlene had a wonderful retirement. They spent 10 years working at Yellowstone Park and 23 years wintering at Gulf Shores, Ala.
Duane was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church and volunteered many years at St. Luke's Hospital. Duane enjoyed fishing, boating, biking, playing cards, weekly Bible studies and interacting with his friends at the rec center.
Duane will forever be remembered as a loving husband (67 years), father, grandfather and friend to many. "You will be greatly missed!"
A special thanks to Hiawatha Care Center and UnityPoint Hospice for taking such good care of Duane.
Memorial donations may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Horizon's Meals on Wheels.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.