Stephen Bradley Breuer, 70, of Gothenburg passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Good Life Center in Callaway. He was born April 14, 1950, in Arnold, son of Charles William and Mildred W. Adams Breuer.
Steve was the second oldest of five children. He grew up on Lazy Acres Farm north of Gothenburg and attended country school at White Elementary, and went to Gothenburg High School and graduated with the class of 1968. While in high school he started doing construction. Following high school he attended vocational tech at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte where he also helped construct the current dorm buildings.
Steve married Jeane Sheets on July 14, 1973, in Arnold. Steve and Jeane lived in the house where his mother grew up, and farmed north of Gothenburg for 47 years. To this union two children were born: Erica and Radley.
He was a member of Gothenburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinder leader for a while. Steve also enjoyed doing construction, and after their house fire he built the house they resided in. He loved bowling. He was a jack-of-all-trades, installed and repaired satellite TV dishes and receivers and took photography while in college and could do almost everything. While doing his pictures he developed them in his bathtub! He was a member of Gothenburg Lions Club, Flatlander Car Club, Custer County Sheriff’s Posse, and was also a pilot. Steve was well known for his willingness to help anyone out with anything and loved teaching something to anyone that wanted to learn.
Survivors include his wife, Jeane Breuer of Gothenburg; daughter, Erica Linnemeyer of Gothenburg; son, Radley (Julie) Breuer of Lincoln; four granddaughters, Makayla Linnemeyer, Reagan, Hannah, and Claire Breuer, and one grandson, Eric Linnemeyer; one great-grandson, Brent; one brother, Sterling (Karen) Breuer of Bismark, North Dakota; two sisters, Linda (Mac) Azuogu of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Karlene Ostergard of Callaway, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mildred; parents-in-law, Wiley and Hazel Sheets; sister in law, Ardelle Sheets; brother, Grayling Breuer; brothers-in-law, Wesley Larreau, Kenneth Sheets, Roger Maller, and Nick Ostergard.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Friday, Nov. 6 from 1 - 8 p.m. Services will be held at Arnold United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Bill Williams and Willis Callahan officiating. Burial will follow in the Arnold Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Seventh Day Adventist Church or Gothenburg Rescue Unit. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.