Obit: Louis Brammeier


Louis E. Brammeier, 92, of Wilton, died on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.

Visitation was held on Monday, April 15 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Wilton.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. An additional visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment took place in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, with military honors by the Wilton American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Wilton American Legion.

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Lou was born in Wilton on July 20, 1926 to Harold and Leona (Halberg) Brammeier.

He graduated from Wilton High School in 1944. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Lou married Faye L. Dietz on March 16, 1951 in Wilton.

He retired from REC in 1989 after 35 years of service. After retirement, he worked with his son Doug at Brammeier’s until the age of 92, retiring in March of 2019.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Wilton American Legion Post #584.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working in the yard.

Lou is survived by his wife of 68 years, Faye of Wilton; children: Sue (Gary) Bruns of Wilton, Cherie (Greg) Baird of Cedar Rapids and Doug (Lenore) Brammeier of Wilton; five grandchildren: Amie (Scott) Vandervoordt, Erica (Tim) Duran, Joe (Lynne) Brammeier, Zach (Tricia) Sours and Katie (Scot) Calvert; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Laura Yoho, one great-granddaughter and his sister LaVerta Schneckloth.