1933 - 2021
Edward J. Brummer, Stockton, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton, at the age of 88.
He was born to John and Katherine (Simeon) Brummer on January 7, 1933, in Osborne County, Kansas. Edward married Bertha Hays on October 26, 1963 in Osborne, Kansas, and they were blessed with six children: Jill, Edward “Eddie”, Jennifer, Connie, Jeanette, and Elizabeth.
Edward grew up in rural Osborne where he attended school until 8th grade. He then went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad before he was drafted into the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge from the service he returned home and worked as a mechanic at his own shop from 1965 until 2017 when he retired.
A true “car guy”, Edward loved everything about cars. Fixing them, driving them, collecting them, and teaching others to do the same. He not only loved working on his own cars, but also on cars for other people and visiting with his customers. He taught all his kids how to change the oil and a flat tire at the very least before they left home. So many memories were built around cars; they were like friends to him as he kept every single one of them. Interestingly enough, he stopped buying them in the 70’s as he would say, “plastic had no place on a car!” Although his 1960 Corvette was arguably his most prized possession, it didn’t hold a candle to his family, especially his grandkids. Edward made sure that he took vacation time with his family every year and taught one of his grandsons, Dalton, to play the guitar.
A hard-working, loving and dedicated family man of God, Edward loved the simple life, recognized his blessings, and didn’t take time for granted. Although he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, his love and invaluable influence will remain in the hearts and lives of his family and friends. May his legacy inspire each of us to encourage one another, cherish the ties that bind, and live to serve God, Home, and Country everyday of our lives.
Left to cherish his memories are his children; Jill (Mike) Roth of Savannah, Mo., Edward “Eddie” (Nancy) Brummer of Natoma, Jennifer Brummer of Plainville, Connie Brummer (Tracy) of Stockton, Jeanette (Jason) Miller of Olathe, and Elizabeth (Jarrod) Selenke of Peyton, Colo.; nine grandchildren: Amber, Aja, Dalton, Hunter, Gavin, Joslyn, Liz, Joe, and Kris; and six great-grandchildren: Piper, Taron, Garrett, Gabriella, Greyson, and Gracianna.
He is joined in Heaven by his parents, John and Katherine Brummer; wife, Bertha Brummer; brothers, John, Leo, Bob, Joseph, and Al Brummer; sisters, Amelia Landry, Mary Payton, Alberta King, Roberta Brummer, Maxine Brummer, and Eldora Stroh; and grandchildren Eric Ouse, and Allen and Austin Wolf.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Stockton. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Vigil starting at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked memorials to go to St. Thomas Catholic Church or Solomon Valley Manor and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N First, Stockton, KS 67669.