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Kristin "Kris" (DeFreece) Brommer

December 3, 1959 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 60)


Kristin Kay (DeFreece) Brommer of Mt. Ayr, Iowa died unexpectedly on June 22, 2020 at the age of 60 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. 

Kris was born on December 3, 1959 in Gulfport, Mississippi to Jim and Donna (Cunningham) DeFreece. She, along with her parents and older brother Dave, lived in Gulfport for 3 years until moving to Hastings and Omaha while Jim finished CRNA school, eventually arriving in Tecumseh, Nebraska in 1966. Kris graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1978 and went to Hastings College. She married Jeffrey Brommer at Tecumseh Baptist Church on December 27, 1980.

Over the next 6 years, Jeff and Kris would have 3 children – Patrick, Kyle, and Sydney. Kris eventually returned to school to finish her education degree, and became an upper elementary teacher for Pierce and Battle Creek Public Schools. She decided to leave teaching to become a continuity director for WJAG/KEXL radio station in Norfolk, Nebraska. The education profession called, and she returned to graduate school and earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science. She returned to education as a media specialist and eventual fifth grade teacher for Norfolk Public Schools until moving to Omaha and subsequently Mount Ayr, Iowa.

In her spare time, Kris was an avid reader, especially World War II novels; learned and enjoyed the Italian language, especially to understand her favorite singers, Il Volo; spending time with her grandchildren; and loving and caring for the many dogs that came through her household. She is fondly remembered by her family as a multi-talented individual, from teaching to music education to writing radio advertisement spots.

Kris is survived by husband, Jeff Brommer of Mt. Ayr, IA; three children, Patrick (Alicia) Brommer of Tecumseh, NE, Kyle Brommer of Mt. Ayr, IA, and Sydney (Aaron) Zach of Omaha, NE; three grandchildren Elliott and Coralynn Brommer, and Cooper Zach; parents Jim and Donna (Cunningham) DeFreece of Tecumseh, NE; brothers Dave (Rhonda), Dan (Kay), Andy (Gina), and Steve (Paula); numerous nieces and nephews, and many other friends and family members.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with Pastor Hugh Giesbrecht officiating. The service will be radio broadcast on FM 88.7 for those attendees who prefer to stay in their vehicles.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska. 

Kris' favorite color was orange and the family would love if you would wear either orange, bold or bright colors when attending either the visitation or the graveside service in her honor.  
Memorials in lieu of flowers may go to the Nebraska Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska or Northeast Nebraska Animal Shelter in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Online condolences may be left @  Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kristin "Kris" (DeFreece) Brommer, please visit our floral store.


June 26, 2020

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Family Greeting Friends
June 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Graveside Service
June 27, 2020

10:30 AM
Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh , NE 68450

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