Knights name Bruemmer Knight of the Year
Lloyd Bruemmer is a faithful, active member of the Father Werner Council and daily lives out the Knights of Columbus tenets of unity, charity, fraternity and patriotism. He serves the community, church and his family with energy, dedication and passion, and gives generously of his time and talents. We are all proud of him and are blessed to have him as a member of the council.
In the council Bruemmer has served as the grand knight and is currently a trustee. He also serves in the district as an active member of the Public Relations Committee. He is the lead volunteer who provides an annual dinner for the parishes confirmation students and has been the co-chair of the KC hamburger stand for several years. Bruemmer is a fourth-degree member. He helps during the council free-throw contest and is a judge for the council drug and alcohol poster contests. He has presented rosaries to the parish’s first-communion children for the council. When the Knights of Columbus gather Bruemmer is there.
Bruemmer has served on the building committee for the past 28 years. During that time, he has devoted many hours of volunteer service maintaining parish property. He served two years on the liturgy committee. During that time the committee was looking at the purchase of an ambry to store the three holy oils in the church. The cost was considerable so Bruemmer built the beautiful ambry that’s currently used in our church. In addition to building the ambry, he built the wooden holy water wall stands in the back of our church. He does not hide his talent in the wood shop when it comes to the church. Bruemmer has been an usher for several years, always looking dapper. He has worked in various stands and positions for the 4th of July, most recently and currently as the co-chair of the Joe burger stand. He was instrumental in introducing french fries to the festival.
Bruemmer has a devotion to the unborn and was forerunner for and instrumental in obtaining an ultra sound machine for the St. Cloud Birthline as a member of the Public Relation Committee of the district. He recently participated in a prayer vigil in front of the St. Cloud Planned Parenthood in support of pro-life during this year’s 40 Days for Life. He is prolife and proudly wears a prolife rose on his jacket.
In the community, Bruemmer is currently the chair of the Post Home Committee of the local American Legion Post 328 and was the main force in the replacement of the heating and air conditioning units in the club this past year. Bruemmer is a proud and dedicated member of the Legion Honor Guard, which provided honors for 17 veterans during the past year at the Little Falls Veterans Cemetery and locally in St. Joseph. He is currently heading up the reroofing project for the Legion club. In the community Bruemmer provides free or greatly discounted work on heating/air conditioning units for elderly and disabled parishioners and people of St. Joseph. He works at St. John’s University for the parish quilters, earning money for them to buy fabric and other materials for the 30-40 quilts they make each year and sell at the 4th of July Quilt Auction. Also in the community he works with the Junior Olympic Volleyball fundraiser helping with travel funds for the team.
Bruemmer is married to an equally giving and talented person, Juanita, who is a dedicated mother and grandmother and the couple regularly provides childcare for their grandchildren.
Erin Nelson, daughter of Leah and Kevin Nelson of St. Joseph, was recently accepted
for the 2013 fall semester at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.
She plans to major in special education.
They are the following: Zachary Dehler, son of Mary and Al Dehler, and Luke Teigen, son of Marcia and Cliff Teigen.
Dehler participated in baseball, basketball and soccer. He was the vice president of Student Council and a member of the National Honor Society. He was an evaluator of the school’s literary magazine, The Triangle. Dehler will attend St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. where he plans to major in accounting. Teigen was on the varsity baseball and basketball teams for four years, the football team for one year and the soccer team for three years. He was also in jazz band for three years and had been in the pit band for the spring musical twice. He was a member of the National Honor Society. Teigen will also receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma, an optional two-year program of rigorous study during a student’s junior and senior years. He is undecided about where he will attend college in the fall. He plans to major in biology or biochemistry and take a pre-medicine track.