Richard Owen Bremseth, 80, of Simpson, died at his home Friday, Nov. 30,

2012, after a battle with cancer.

Richard Owen Bremseth was born June 3, 1932, in rural Preston, to Casper

and Cora Bremseth. He grew up in Fillmore County and farmed in Chatfield in

the 1960s. He moved to Spring Valley in 1968 and started J & B Builders. He

lived in rural Stewartville before settling in Simpson in 1984.

He is survived by his lifelong best friend, Jim Johnson; three sisters,

Freda Lobland of Rochester, Martha Vogen of Stewartville and Ovedia Bakken

of Wykoff; one brother-in-law, Clayton Sorenson of Austin; and 52 nieces and


He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and eight


Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at Our Saviors Lutheran

Church in Spring Valley, with Revs. Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten