February 16, 1930 – November 17, 2020
Roland “Rollie” Bremers, 90 years old, passed away on November 17.
Rollie was born in Washington, D.C. to Otto, Sr. and Blanche Bremers. He graduated from Benson High School in Omaha and graduated in the first graduation class of the University of Nebraska at Omaha after Omaha University converted to the University of Nebraska system. He was involved in pioneering efforts in data processing in Omaha, working with IBM when the first commercial computer was brought to Mutual of Omaha in 1957. He spent his career working with mainframe computers.
He was married to Jacqueline Bremers for 65 years and to that union, 3 sons, Eric, Alan and Douglas were born.
Rollie enjoyed working in his yard and particularly in growing daylilies. Rollie and Jacque’s garden was on the Monroe Meyer Garden walk in 2005 and it was a Daylily display garden for many years. Rollie enjoyed all sports; however, he particularly enjoyed playing golf and softball. He was playing golf until this year and he played softball well into his later 70s.
Rollie is survived by his wife Jacqueline “Jacque”, his sons Eric (Janet) and Doug (Chris), In addition, he is survived by grandchildren Ashley (Dusty) Stevens, Emily and Natalie Bremers, Tim (Ashley) Chesnut and Alexandria (Kyle) Rüehter He also is survived by great grandchildren Gracie and Easton Chesnut.
He is preceded in death by his son, Alan and his parents Otto and Blanche Bremers, Sr., brothers Otto, Jr. and Merlin Bremers and in-laws Henry and Marion Witt.
A private family service will be held with burial at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020
Loved all the flowers at your parents home. I enjoyed the time we went to see them. They certainly had green thumbs. or maybe it was just one of them. Also enjoyed visiting with them at other events.
Our sympathy to you Eric, Janet, And girls and your brother.
November 24, 2020
I always enjoyed visiting with Uncle Rollie & Aunt Jacque. We lived a distance apart, but the time spent was always worth it. I remember young Rollie tinkering with his Ham radio for hours and showing me how it worked. And later, after he married Jacque, playing sports with his boys and teasing me about my little foibles. He always had interesting stories to tell, loved technology (he had the first "Man Cave" I ever saw), and was always physically active working in the yard & playing various sports. He had unlimited energy and was always in a good mood.
The whole family will miss him, but we are happy that he lived a full, long life and left us with many great memories. RIP, Uncle Rollie. Love you!
November 23, 2020
Janet. I am so sorry to hear of Rollie’s passing.
November 22, 2020
Rollie was a wonderful neighbor. We will miss you. RIP