MESA, Ariz. -- Elmer "Sarge" Brehm, 85, died Saturday (Aug. 24, 2002) in Mesa, Ariz.
Elmer was born Aug. 23, 1917, to John and Katie (Willmann) Brehm of Culbertson. He married Doris Perfect on Jan. 23, 1946. He spent four years in the U. S. Air Force as a mechanic, then worked as a contractor in Missoula, Mont., until he retired and moved to Mesa in 1979.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Doris; his parents; and three brothers.
He is survived by his son, Mark of Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Henry Brehm of McCook; a sister, Freida Romersheuser of Indianola; and a host of nieces and nephews.
For the last seven years Elmer enjoyed entertaining at senior centers and nursing homes in Mesa with his best friend, Carol Botting as his accompanist. Singing was the love of his life.