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Barbara Brammeier


1937 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Brammeier Obituary
Barbara Ann (Kautz) Brammeier

August 11, 1937 - April 12, 2013



SALEM, OR -- Barbara Ann (Kautz) Brammeier died peacefully at her home on April 12, 2013 after a year-long battle with ALS. Throughout her illness, Barbara was sustained by her lifelong devotion to her faith and her family. She was a devout Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, quilter, cook, farm bookkeeper, Sunday school teacher, church secretary and homemaker. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.



Barbara was born on a farm in McGrew, Nebraska on August 11, 1937, to Conrad and Katherine (Ramig) Kautz. When she was seven years old the family moved to Lyman, Nebraska, where she went to school and graduated valedictorian of her class.



On April 29, 1956, Barbara married Robert Brammeier in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and then lived in Lyman, Nebraska until 1967, when they moved to Royal City, Washington to continue farming. In 1978, they moved to Turner, Oregon where they owned a dairy farm, and then in 1988, to a small farm outside of Salem, Oregon where they raised blueberries. Barbara was Bob's vital partner in running the blueberry farm until she became ill.



Barbara is survived by her husband Bob; son Jon (Vicki) Brammeier and daughter Connie Brammeier; grandchildren Emily, Justus, Beth and Tiffany and four great-grandchildren; her sister Lorraine (Bill) Margheim, her brother Ronald (Margaret) Kautz, and her brother Larry (Fay) Kautz.



The memorial service will be at the Emmanuel Bible Church in Pratum on Thursday, April 18th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara's memory can be made to Emmanuel Bible Church Building Fund or the Union Gospel Mission of Salem. Funeral arrangements are provided by Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton.



The family wishes to thank Serenity Hospice and caregivers from Home Instead (Amber, Aris, Brenda, Irene, Karen and Lenora) for the excellent care that they gave Barbara.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 16, 2013
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