Bruer, George Harold

Name: Bruer, George Harold
Burial Date: 1964, 12/07
Age at Death: 64
Plot Location: 055 K
Notes: h/Velma Ione(Underwood)

War: WW1

Pvt,  Air Service  War: WW1

Birth: Apr. 25, 1901
Sterling
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1964
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA

George H. Bruer

Sylvia – George H. Bruer, 64, died Friday while stopping overnight at the Leon Hotel, Hutchinson. Born April 23, 1900, at Sterling, he married Velma Underwood who died in 1949. A former resident of Kingman, he was a retired lineman for the Ark Valley Electrical Cooperative. He lived at Sylvia six months.

Member: Lyle Rishel American Legion Post, Hutchinson; Veteran World War I.

Survivors: Daughters, Ann Bruer, Santa Maria, Calif.; Mrs. Lyle McKinney, Arlington; Mrs. Wallace Zimmerman, RFD 1 Hutchinson; Mrs. Ed Gattis, Scottsboro, Ala.; sons, Joseph, Sylvia; John, Arlington; George L., Olympia, Wash.; Rodger, Los Angeles; Martin, Leavenworth; Sylvester, Missouri; mother, Mrs. Josephine, Sterling; brother, Ellery, Sterling; 19 grandchildren.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Johnson and Sons Chapel, Hutchinson; Rev. Francis Long. Burial: Sterling Cemetery.
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The Sterling Bulletin

Sterling, Rice, Kansas

Harold Bruer Buried Here Monday

George Harold Bruer, 64, Sylvia, son of Mrs. Josephine Bruer, died Friday at the Leon Hotel, Hutchinson, where he had stopped overnight. Mr. Bruer was born April 25, 1901 at Sterling and married Velma Underwood, who died in 1949.

Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Bruer, a former resident of Kingman, had lived in Sylvia six months. He was a retired lineman for the Ark Valley Electrical Co-operative. He was a member of the Lyle Rishel American Legion Post, Hutchinson and a Veteran of World War I.

Harold attended the Sterling schools and spent the early part of his life here. He is believed to be the youngest man of World War I. He became sixteen an April 25, 1917, and enlisted in Hutchinson on the following day. He was a student in Sterling High School at the time. He served for a time at Kelly Field in San Antonio and was en route to France when the Armistice was signed.

At one time Harold and his wife had five boys in military service.

Survivors include four daughters, Ann Bruer, Santa Maria, Calif.; Mrs. Lyle McKinney, Arlington; Mrs. Wallace Zimmerman, Hutchinson; and Mrs. Ed Gattis, Scottsboro, Ala.; six sons, Joseph, Sylvia; John, Arlington; George, Olympia, Wash.; Rodger, Los Angeles; Martin, Leavenworth; and Sylvester, Missouri; mother, Mrs. Josephine Bruer, and one brother, Ellery, Sterling.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson and Sons Chapel, Hutchinson with Rev. Francis Long officiating. Burial was in Sterling Community Cemetery.

Family links:
Parents:
George W Bruer (1869 – 1940)
Josephine Anna Beyer Bruer (1879 – 1967)

Spouse:
Velma Ione Underwood Bruer (1901 – 1949)*

Children:
Joseph Harold Bruer (1923 – 1971)*
Anna Josephine Bruer (1924 – 1985)*
John Edward Gilbert Bruer (1928 – 2015)*
George Leo Bruer (1929 – 1992)*
Mary Louise Bruer Gattis (1930 – 1988)*
Martha Ione Bruer Zimmerman (1932 – 2012)*
Martin Dale Bruer (1936 – 2005)*
Rollo Vale Bruer (1938 – 1938)*
Roger Allen Bruer (1939 – 2007)*

Sibling:
George Harold Bruer (1901 – 1964)
Joseph Ellery Bruer (1904 – 1986)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Sterling Cemetery
Sterling
Rice County
Kansas, USA

Created by: Shirley Thacker Hartman
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69902183