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Gerhart "Gary" Bredemeier

January 13, 1946 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Gerhart Bredemeier Obituary

Gerhart Dean "Gary" Bredemeier, 78, of rural Steinauer, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at his home.  He was born to Edwin and Viola (Borcher) Bredemeier on January 13, 1946 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at the Salem U.C.C., Steinauer, where he was a life-long member.  He graduated from Lewiston High School.  Gary served his country in the Army Reserves.  

He entered into marriage on April 1, 1981 to Dianna Packett at the Salem U.C.C. with Pastor Ken Tubbesing officiating.  They were later divorced.  From that union, Gary was blessed with three children, Chris, David and Jenni.  

Gary lived within a 20-mile radius his entire life.  He was a long-time farmer.  In 2001 he also began employment at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute-TSCI, where he worked until he retired in 2010. Farming was his first love and he farmed for 61 harvests on the original farm.  Gary sold NC+ seed, called in the rain report for 99.5 radio and collected Case tractors and memorabilia.  Gary served as a secretary for the Farmer's Union Co-op Fuel Board in Beatrice, Past President of the Lewiston School Board and past treasurer of the Salem U.C.C. Church, Steinauer. He enjoyed Husker Athletics, Royals Baseball and NASCAR Sundays. 

He is survived by his children, Chris Bredemeier and wife Rae Lynne of Virginia, David Bredemeier and wife Deziree' of Filley and Jenni Koenen and husband Luke of Diller, grandchildren, Caleb, Elijah and Ansley Bredemeier, Bree and Brewer Bredemeier and Fredric Koenen, sister Janet Coudeyras of Burchard, brother Roger Bredemeier and wife Cindy of Colorado, nieces and nephews, Kevin and Cyndee Coudeyras, Kent and Stephanie Coudeyras, Amy Rasco and husband Stuart and Ryan Bredemeier and aunt Jeannine Kamen.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Don Coudeyras, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2024 at the Salem United Church of Christ, rural Steinauer, Nebraska with Pastors Ken Tubbesing and John Snyder officiating.  The service will also be livestreamed on the Wherry Mortuary Facebook page for those unable to attend.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City, Nebraska. 

Memorials may go to the Salem United Church of Christ, Steinauer, Nebraska.

Inurnment will be in the Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Steinauer, Nebraska with military honors by the Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team.  

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February 1, 2024

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Family Greeting Friends
February 1, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Celebration of Life
February 2, 2024

10:30 AM
Salem U.C.C., Steinauer

Steinauer , NE 68441


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