Evanston Obituary: Joseph Bredemann, Sr., 87

Bredemann was chairman of the Bredemann Family Automotive Dealerships. A funeral mass will be held Monday.

The following obituary is courtesy of Donnellan Family Funeral Services:

Joseph J. Bredemann, Sr., age 87, of Evanston, IL, formerly of Rogers Park, promoted to heaven on February 20, 2014. Beloved and adoring husband of Sara J. “Sally” Bredemann nee Noonan; most loving father of Joseph J. (Kathleen Marquette), John P. (Kim Gryka), Mary Ann (Stephen J.) Travnik, Thomas P. (Susan Caswell), Martin J. (Kathleen McDonnell) and Marjorie E. (Todd) Richmond; loving grandfather of Kathryn, Julie (John) Messner, Joseph and Elisabeth Bredemann, Anne Bredemann, Sarah Travnik (Paul) Mayhew, Katherine, Mary Elizabeth and Marjorie Travnik, Clare and Thomas Bredemann, Bridget, Andrew, Brian, and Mark Bredemann, Ellen, Jack, Grace and the late Meghan Richmond; great-grandfather of Madeleine Mary Mayhew; devoted son of the late Ellen nee Swanson and Joseph J. Bredemann; son-in-law of the late Marjorie nee Ure and John P. Noonan; dearest brother-in-law of the late Marjorie Noonan McDermott and loving uncle of Sarah Jo, Jamie (Matthew) Alvord, Molly (David) Henning and the late Megan (Jeff) Griffin; great uncle of Marnie, John and Christopher Alvord, and David, Mary Catherine and Brian Henning. Forever grateful to his Executive Assistant of 33 years, Jan Swatek, and loving staff, Mary Sevilla and Lilly Obien. 

Family Man, Boundless Optimist, Veteran, Entrepreneur, Proud Chairman of Bredemann Family Automotive Dealerships, 47-year parishioner/usher at Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Founding Member of the Park Ridge Rotary Club, Moppie Captain, Douglas, MI in Summer, Tennis Buff, inspirational and loyal friend to all who had the good fortune of knowing him. As genuine as God makes them. A life well–lived and well-loved. A.M.D.G.


Monday February 24, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Saint Joan of Arc Church 
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Monday February 24, 2014, 12:00 PM at Saint Joan of Arc Church, 9248 North Lawndale Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60203 
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Monday February 24, 2014 at All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum, 700 N. River Road , Des Plaines, Illinois 60016 


Born: August 3, 1926
Death: February 20, 2014


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Memorial donations can be made to: 
Saint Joan of Arc School
Saint Margaret Mary School
Loyola Academy
Regina Dominican High School
Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Douglas, Michigan
Misericordia Heart of Mercy


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