Helen Brammer, 92, a native of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully at home November 20th. Private visitation at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Father Fred Shaheen will officiate a private funeral service Saturday, November 28th at 11 am. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed at: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/79826148. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of face masks or shields are required.
The daughter of John and Sadie Haddy, Helen was the youngest of 10 children and was born in Cedar Rapids on May 18th, 1928. She graduated from McKinley High School and worked at the Cedar Valley Dairy with her parents and siblings. On June 24th, 1956 Helen married James Brammer. She went on to work at many grocery stores in the Cedar Rapids area, Rockwell-Collins and St. Lukes Hospital. After retirement she spent 22 years as a volunteer at the hospital, always greeting and assisting people with her infectious, warm, smile. Helen was honored to be a recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Award for her countless hours of service.
Helen is survived by her daughter Lynn (Mike) Perpoli, her sons, Derek Brammer & Todd (Suann) Brammer; six grandchildren, Krista Owen, Nicholas Brammer, Renee (Greg) Trumbo, Trevor Brammer, Michael Brammer, & Austin Brammer as well as five great-granddaughters. Helen was preceded by her husband James, her parents; John and Sadie Haddy, brothers; Edward, John, Clark, Andrew, Mike, George and sisters; Mary, Josephine and Georgenna. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. George Orthodox Church Sunday School.
May her memory be eternal.