Allen Brummer

Private Family Celebration of Life Services for Allen “Hap” Brummer was held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 10:30 A.M. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Jan Gluth King officiating.  Following the service, a private family inurnment was held at the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege. The memorial services were live-streamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home Facebook page.

Allen John “Hap” Brummer, 94 years of age, of Holdrege, formerly of Wilcox, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege. Hap was born on June 28, 1926, on the family farm in Otoe County, Nebraska, the ninth of ten children born to Henry and Mamie (Langenberg) Brummer. He was baptized at the Lutheran Church in Oxford, Nebraska. Hap received his primary education from Huntley Public Schools, and later graduated from Huntley High School with the class of 1943.

On March 1, 1946, Hap was united in marriage to Wilma Bryan at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege.  God blessed his union with five sons:  Richard, Bruce, Terry, Wayne, and Scott.  The couple made their home near Ragan, Nebraska where Hap farmed until his retirement in 1979.  After his retirement the family moved to Wilcox.

Hap enjoyed playing softball in Ragan; coaching little league baseball, and golfing.  He was a member of the Wilcox Lions Club; and the Bethel Lutheran Church, where he was confirmed in 1939.  Above all Hap, loved to follow his son’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Hap was preceded in death by; his parents; a son, Richard Allen Brummer in 1948; one grandson, Brett Allen Brummer in 2007; his nine siblings: Lawerence Brummer; Minnie Witt; Dick Brummer; Sophie Uhlhorn; Elsie Stark; Ruby Rawson; Caroline Ludeke; Esther Ferdinand; and Dolores Banks. 

Hap is survived by: his wife, Wilma Brummer of Holdrege; four sons:  Bruce Brummer and his wife, Denise of Merna, Nebraska; Terry Brummer and his wife, Shelley of Lincoln, Nebraska; Wayne Brummer and his wife, Linda of Wilcox; and Scott Brummer and his wife, Rita of Wilcox; nine grandchildren:  Dusty Maul and her husband, Tim; Kelly Jewett and her husband, Scott; Michael Brummer and his wife, Sydnee; Jacob Brummer and his wife, Kate; Jeff Brummer and his wife, Michaela; Brandi Larson and her husband, Ryan; Hanna Vance and her husband, Josh; Jon Bienhoff and his wife Kacee; seven great-grandchildren:  Megan Steinhauer and her husband, Drew; Kaitlyn Jewett; MacKenzie Jewett; Jaina Brummer; Josie Brummer; Jack Brummer; Lucy Brummer; Atticus Vance; Oliver Vance; sister-in-law, Donna Guthrie and her husband, Cecil; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is honoring Hap’s wish for cremation, there will be no visitation or memorial book signing.

A memorial has been established in Hap’s honor and kindly suggested to the Wilcox Fire & Rescue.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com 

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.