Roman Buermann, 91
July 29, 1926-June 30, 2018
Roman Buermann, 91, of St. Joseph, died June 30 at Assumption Home in Cold Spring surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. His funeral was held July 7 at the Church of St. Joseph in St. Joseph. Entombment was in the parish cemetery.
Buermann was born in Richmond, to John and Elizabeth (Blonigan) Buermann. He married Lorraine Libbesmeier on June 6, 1951 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake. He worked in maintenance at Electrolux (formerly Franklin Manufacturing) for more than 41 years. He was also a carpenter, mechanic and hobby farmer. Buermann could fix anything and was always helping others. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. He was an avid mushroom hunter and outdoorsman. He had a keen sense of adventure and loved to impart that on his wife and children through travel. Buermann was a wonderful father and provider for his 12 children. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include the following: his wife, Lorraine; children: Ron (Judy), Pat (Bill) Post, Charlie (Shelly Walberg), Roger (Gail), Sue (Mike) Brickweg, Laurie Birr (Daniel Wojciechowski), Gene (Mary Ann), Steve (Bonnie), Mike; siblings, Irma, Martha, Herb and Joe; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by the following: his children, Tommy, Mary Kay and Debra; son-in-law, John Birr; siblings, Martin, Edmund, Alma, Norbert, Robert, Rosalia, Eleanor and John; and granddaughter, Hope Buermann.
Buermann’s family would like to thank the care teams from Assumption Home, CentraCare Hospice and St. Croix Hospice for their love and care.
Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.