MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. — Millege Bremer, 78, of Massac County, Ill., died at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long, hard battle with illness.
He was a teacher, principal, and coach at New Columbia Elementary and taught at Jefferson Elementary and Pope County High School. He attended and was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Massac County.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cynthia Campbell Bremer; his son, Bradley (Sue) Bremer of Colebrook, Conn.; his daughters, Brenda (Gary) Glastetter of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Carol Bremer of St. Louis, Mo.; his grandsons, Jason Glastetter and Ted Bremer; his granddaughter, Caroline Bremer. He is also survived by his brothers, Reuben (Dorothy) Bremer and Dale (Jane) Bremer; his sister, Mildred Wilson, all of Massac County; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Krueger Bremer; his father, Noah Bremer; and his brother, Lloyd Bremer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church. Rev. Don Lindner and Rev. Ken Gibson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday evening, May 20, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis and on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 5187 Old Marion Road, Metropolis, IL 62960.