James R. "Jim" Bruemmer, 72, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Monday evening, July 12, 2021, at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon.
Graveside Services with Full Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 2:30 P.M. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd. in Portland, with Reverend Richard E. Osburn, retired minister, officiating.
James RobertT Bruemmer was born December 20, 1948, in Sedro Woolley, Washington, the son of the late Arno John Bruemmer and Marna Janes (Landes) Bruemmer. He was raised and received his education in Spokane, Washington, graduating with the Lewis and Clark High School Class of 1966.
Jim was a Veteran of the Vietnam era, joining the United States Army on November 30, 1966 in Spokane, Washington. Jim served for three years, receiving his honorable discharge on July 18, 1969, at the rank of PFC. He received several medals including the Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharpshooter (Rifle) Medal.
Jim was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Youngbauer on December 20, 1967 in Preston, Idaho. Following their marriage they resided in Tooele, Utah for three years, before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah. They later divorced.
Jim worked as an installer in the communications industry for many years. While living in Salt Lake Valley, he worked for Mountain Bell. After moving to Portland, he continued working as an installer for an alarm company.
Among his special interests, he enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Arno and Marna Bruemmer, (biological parents Robert and Lonnie Harris); his two sisters, Bernice and Elaine; his brother, James and his granddaughter, Adrianna Bruemmer.
Survivors include his four children, James Bruemmer, of West Valley, Utah; Wendy Bruemmer, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mindy (Mahanatma Kaur), of West Jordan and Lenny Bruemmer, of Salt Lake City, Utah; his identical twin brother, John Bruemmer, of Hillsboro, Oregon and his four sisters, Leslie Corwin, of Beaverton, Oregon; Margie Nelson, of Washington; Sharon Strange, of Inman, South Carolina and Geneva Lineberry, of Sylva, North Carolina. Also surviving are his nine grandchildren, his six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Vera, his neighbor for helping him, and his girlfriend Claudine, for taking care of him and being such a loving part of his life.
Viewing (Visitation) hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove.
The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Paralyzed Veterans of America 3700 Silverton Road NE, Salem Oregon 97305, In his memory.
To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family go to www.fuitenrosehoyt.com.