Sylvan James Brummer
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Sylvan James Brummer, age 83 of Bow Valley, Nebraska, died on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter & Paul cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Wednesday at church from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday one hour prior to services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Sylvan's grandchildren, Madison Pieper & Haley Brummer, Travis & Alli Brummer, Chase & Cole Brummer, Jessica & Derek Roth, Hope, Hanna & Hayden Brummer, Megan & James Kaiser, Cody & Kyle Klug, Blake & Harper Brummer, Ella, Devin & Ty Brummer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daryl & Aggie Hochstein, Roman & Helen Marx, Don & Charlotte Feilmeier, Ron & Norma Sudbeck, Ruth Heine, and Doris Hochstein.

Sylvan James was born on September 30, 1932 at home on the farm near Bow Valley, Nebraska to Frank and Clara (Hegge) Brummer. Sylvan attended St. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Bow Valley, graduating from the 8th grade. Sylvan served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1956-1957. He married Loraine Arens on April 26, 1960 in Bow Valley. As a young man Sylvan was an active baseball player. He was an excellent pitcher and slugger.

Sylvan enjoyed all of his grandchildren. He was so proud of their accomplishments and loved attending their events. Sylvan was a member Holy Family Parish in Bow Valley.

Sylvan is survived by his wife, Loraine of Bow Valley; eight children and spouses Jim and Paula Brummer of Norfolk, their children Madison (Brad) Pieper & Haley Brummer; Rick and Lisa Brummer of Denver, their children Travis & Alli Brummer; Lindsay and Michele Brummer of Lincoln, their children Chase & Cole Brummer and stepchildren Jessica & Derek Roth; Gayle and Sheila Brummer of Norfolk, their children Hope, Hanna, & Hayden Brummer; David and Michelle Brummer of Omaha, their children Blake & Harper Brummer; Jeanne and Roger Kaiser of Fordyce, their children Megan and Fiancé Daryl Bruinsma & James Kaiser; Lisa and Troy Klug of Hartington, their children Cody & Kyle Klug; Terry and Heather Brummer of Bow Valley, their children Ella, Devin, & Ty Brummer; 20 grandchildren; sister Charlotte Leise of Hartington; sister-in-law Marge Brummer of Hartington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Duane Brummer; brother-in-law Ralph Leise.




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May fond memories of Sylvan bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back and remember all the good memories you were able to have with Sylvan.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Marvin & Bridgette Brummer


We are very sorry for your loss. We were in Bow Valley in May and were able to spent time with both Uncle Sylvan and Aunt Loraine. I will always remember his laughter and the stories he told us stories about the family and cherished friends. May God's love help you through this hard time. You are in our prayers.

Denise , Doug, Anna and Emma Anderson


I am so sorry to hear of Sylvans passing. He was loved by many and a lot of people who went before him are greeting him with open arms as he entered those heavenly gates. I'm sure Ed is waiting in the sidelines for his turn to welcome Sylvan into Gods Kingdom. Even though he is in heaven, he is still with you. And in the days ahead he will prove it to you. Watch for little things, it may not be much but you will notice them and only Slyvan would have or could have done it. and you will smile. You will be remembering things about your life together that you thought you forgot. Keep those memories close to your heart. May God and Sylvan wrap their loving arms around you, comfort you and keep you safe. Your family is in my prayers.

Andie Sudbeck


We just learned of Sylvan's passing and are so sorry to hear it. We all liked him very much. Josh still talks about the combined garage sale we had with you and Don and Clara in Yankton. Deepest sympathies to you, Loraine, and to all your children and grandchildren. We are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers. God Bless.

Gilbert, Lynn & Josh Sudbeck

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