Charles Bremer

Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 5:13 pm
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Charles K. Bremer, 83, of Davenport, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Cremation will be accorded.
He was born March 18, 1929, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Simon and Fannie Bremer. He married Joan B. Schlueter Oct. 6, 1951, in Davenport. She preceded him in death.
Charles was an Army veteran. He was employed at Eagle Signal for 42 years and for the last 12 years at K&K Hardware.
Surviving are his children, Kenneth, Terry and Lori McMeen, all of Davenport; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


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