Cletus Aloysius Brummer (94) of rural Dieterich


Published on June 13 2012 10:15 am

Cletus Aloysius Brummer, 94, of rural Dieterich passed away at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his wife and children.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday at the church with a 6 p.m. parish wake service. At his family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or to the missions. Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cletus was born October 3, 1917 in Dieterich, the son of Herman T. and Gertrude (Probst) Brummer. He married Agnes Grunloh October 5, 1940 in Green Creek and she survives. He was past trustee of St. Aloysius Church as well as mower of the church grounds for many years. He was twice-elected school board member, including president of Teutopolis Community School District #50, where he also served as Future Farmers of America advisor. Cletus was a member of the Effingham Knights of Columbus. Cletus, a retired farmer, was a gardener, a pinochle player and a fisherman, but mostly enjoyed visiting with his family. He had great respect for the priesthood and religion.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; children, Richard (Maureen McLean), Eugene (Ruth Waldhoff), Mary (husband Mike) Thoele, Alice (husband Gene) Drees, Martha (husband Mike) Fearday, Herman (Sharon Bergfeld), Anthony (Judy Swingler), Margaret (husband Mark) Bierman, Phyllis (husband Bill) Jansen, Francis (Cathy Pruemer) and Lynne (husband Greg) McWhorter; son-in-law, Tom Fearday (Joyce Worman); 60 grandchildren; 116 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Pauline Brummer, Beulah Brummer and Dolores Grunloh; many loving nieces and nephews.

Cletus was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rita Fearday; grandson, Rick Brummer; great-grandchild, Lily Miller; two brothers, Raymond and Leonard; seven sisters, Florence Pruemer, Emma Brummer, Dorothy Deters, Gertrude Goeckner, Helen Beckman, Anna Mae Jansen and infant sister, Marie.