Oris A. Brehmer

December 29, 1924April 15, 2014

ORIS A. BREHMER, 89, passed away April 15, 2014. Born in Luckenbach, Texas on December 29, 1924, to Walter E. and Dorothea A. Schupp Brehmer, he attended high school in Fredericksburg, class of 1942. Oris enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was awarded a Purple Heart on September 15, 1944 on Peleliu. He served as a corpsman with the 1st Marine Division from Australia through the South Pacific, New Britain, Peleliu, Okinawa, and China, before being honorably discharged in 1946. He married his wife of 65 years, Jean, on October 9, 1947. After 20 years in San Antonio, they made their home in Houston in 1967. Their lives were changed forever with the birth of their only child, Joyce Jean, born 23 years (!) after they married. Oris was employed at Kinder Morgan (and its predecessors) from 1946 to 1989. In retirement, Jean and Oris enjoyed volunteering and traveling, taking 57 different trips all over the world. He is survived by his daughter Joyce Brehmer, of Austin, and was preceded in death by his wife Jean Feller Brehmer, his brother Stanley J. Brehmer, and his parents. A Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., on Monday April 21, 2014, Earthman Southwest Chapel, Stafford. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. , Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Sugar Grove Church of Christ, Meadows Place, Texas. Interment will be held at 1:oo P.M., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Texas, with full Military Honors Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Grove Christian School, 11600 West Airport Boulevard, Meadows Place, TX 77477.


  • Visitation Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oris A. Brehmer

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May 21, 2014

Joyce Jean

Many memories of your Dad and Mom and you so many years ago. Also, your grandparents who we knew for many years. (Bessie and Pop, and Walter Dora. May the happy memories stay in your heart and know that they are all with God where there is no pain, no suffering and just a never-ending banquet. God Bless.
William and Mary (Bronder) Mainz, La Vernia, TX

Thelma Wallace

April 25, 2014

To The Brehmer Family,
I will miss your father, Joyce. He was such a deticated individual to us at MHHS Volunteers for the MP2 Bldg. I will always remember the joy he had in just being there to assist anyone.God bless you.
MHHS Security Officer Thelma Wallace

J. W. Varner

April 22, 2014

Joyce, We are saddened by the passing of Oris, but we know that he is now is a better place. May GOD comfort you!

Sandra Sloan

April 21, 2014

Joyce, I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. It is hard to lose a parent. You are in my thoughts and prayers and know always a member of our family.