Range Funeral Homes


William Bruemmer

May 3, 1944 - January 19, 2023

William Allen Bruemmer, beloved husband, friend, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, age 78, died peacefully on January 19th, 2023. His time on earth fulfilled, God called him home into His eternal peace and glory. He was greeted in heaven by his Savior, Jesus Christ, his son, Matthew, his parents, Richard and Eleanor Bruemmer, and his brother, Bobby.

Bill was born on May 3rd, 1944 in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the St. Cloud area surrounded by a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. He graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School in 1962. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for 4 years as a hospital corpsman. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned home to St. Cloud where he was employed as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. In 1977, he met his wife, VerLynn Hooge, and they were married October 22nd, 1977. Together they raised 5 children.

Bill loved his job, which was not work to him. He loved helping others and most winters you would find him out before dawn shoveling snow for the neighbors, (in just a lightweight jacket!). He served because he loved and he loved to serve. In his free time, he enjoyed upholstery and refinishing furniture, collecting antique tools, spending time with friends, and playing with grandkids and great grandkids. Bill was rarely seen without a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, just waiting to tell one of his many stories to anyone who would listen.

When he was no longer able to do the things he wanted or enjoyed, he would always reach out to others with encouragement and prayer. He was faithful to begin and continue a men’s bible study that represented many churches and men from all walks of life. After 14 years, and even with his physical limitations, he never missed a meeting. Through the years, Bill’s faith was forged through the trials of life and he knew that his strength was founded in Christ Jesus and that His grace was sufficient for him. That same faith is and will continue to be solace and comfort for those he left behind.

He is survived by wife VerLynn (Hooge); daughter Jane (Mark Theiler), Cortney Robins (Brad Fiedler), Raymond Theiler (Jess Griffith); son Wes (Sara Stickney), Nathan, Logan, Brennan, Genevieve, Tristan; son Jonathan (Jamie Regenscheid) Jacob, Joie; daughter Jennifer (Billy Hecomovich), Hannah, Naomi; great granddaughters Lily and Izzy Robins; sister Kathleen (Jeff Bennett), brothers Danny (Judy Kelzenberg), Ron (Irene Mohs), Mike (Jayne Hennen), Jim; many nieces and nephews; and dearest friend, Clint Hansen.

Visitation will be at Rockwell Church, 93 Midway Drive, Virginia, MN beginning at 10:00am Saturday, January 28th, 2023, with a memorial service to follow at 11:30am.

Bill’s memorial service will be live streamed at https://rockwell.church/memsvc-billbruemmer.

Arrangements by Range Funeral Home, 911 16th St N, Virginia, MN.


6 thoughts on “William Bruemmer”

  1. Ralph Schubert says:

    My deepest condolences to William’s family and siblings Mike, Dan, Ron Kathleen and Jim…

  2. Brend and Tom says:

    Tom and I send our sincere Sympathies to you, VerLynn, Jennifer and the whole family, during this time of loss. May each of you be comforted with His Shalom.

  3. Patricia A. Hooge says:

    My love, thoughts and prayers ~

  4. dawne mettes says:

    Love and prayers to you all.
    I am certain he is smiling down upon you.

  5. Nancy Jacobson says:

    VerLynn I was deeply saddened to hear the news of
    Bill. You are both wonderful people. My prayers for you and your family. Love never dies. You will be together again one day.

  6. Erica (Christie) Holstrom says:

    I was sad to hear this news. Bill was a wonderful man. He always welcome me with a twinkle in his eye. He will be missed. I’m sorry I can’t attend the service, as my own health is sending me to the Mayo. Sending all my love. You’re family will be in my thoughts.

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Saturday January 28, 2023 at 11:30 AM
Rockwell Church, Midway Drive, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 AM