W5LVE - June 12, 2005

John W. Bruemmer
San Antonio, TX

John W. Bruemmer
Born in Morris, Oklahoma on Feb. 4, 1921
Departed on Jun. 12, 2005 and resided in San Antonio, TX.
Visitation: Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2005
Graveside Services: Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2005
Cemetery: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery

John W. Bruemmer born on February 4, 1921 in Morris, Oklahoma passed away on June 12, 2005 at the age of 84. He served in the Army Air Corp. during WWII. He was a ham radio operator for over 50 years' call letters W5LVE and he had his private pilot's license. Mr. Bruemmer was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Bruemmer in 2001. Survivors include his daughter, Vee Suiaunoa; son, Jim Hollifield; grandchildren, Donna, Butch, Brady & Tracy; great-grandchildren, Charles & Paul; and several cousins and numerous friends.


2005 6 12 - John W. Bruemmer, W5LVE

John was born on February 4, 1921 in Morris Oklahoma. A veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II, he eventually joined the FAA as a radio technician. He was licensed for more than 50 years as W5LVE.

An Amateur Extra Class operator, he was a pioneer in mobile HF and VJF operations in San Antonio, Texas and was a regular voice heard on VHF to 160 meters. He helped construct one of the earliest VHF repeaters here.

He was a very active Member of Chapter 38, and with his XYL, Frances "Gabbie" Bruemmer, W5KQG (SK) were chapter officers.

Johnny and I co-authored a paper in CQ Magazine 1982, titled "How to Correctly Assemble Type N Connectors" The illustrations are of Johnny's hands doing the job.

Johnny was one of my mentors over the years. I will always remember him as a most genial, generous and kind person. His key went silent on June 12, 2005.

Larry Higgins, W5EX
President, Chapter 38
San Antonio, TX