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Posted: 20 Jan 2010 2:19AM GMT
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Jacob H. 'Jake' Brei, 84, of Muscatine, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Unity Hospital.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Living Water in Muscatine. The Rev. Mark Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.

Mr. Brei was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Muscatine County, the son of George and Phillipine Grimm Brei. He married Ruby Knipfer on June 28, 1941, in North English. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

He and his wife farmed in the New Era area for 52 years, retiring to Muscatine in 1993. He was a member of the Living Water Church in Muscatine.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Muscatine; a daughter, Susan Snyder and her husband, James, of McPherson, Kan.; four grandchildren, Catherine Becker, Clinton Snyder, Joanna Jarvis and David Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah, Rachel and Riley; a brother, Daniel Brei of Epson, N.H.; and a sister, Inez Campbell of San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and one brother.
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MCPHERSON, Kansas - Ruby H. Brei, 82, of McPherson, Kansas, formerly of Muscatine, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson, Kas.

Services are 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine. The Rev. Mark Anderson of the Church of the Living Water will officiate. Pallbearers are Matthew Anderson, Ted Rickets, Jerry Kretschmar, George Kretschmar, Tom Kindler and David Titus. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Living Water of Muscatine or the Foursquare Gospel Church of McPherson, Kas.

Ruby Helena Knipfer was born on Dec. 16, 1920, in North English, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Samantha Ballard Knipfer. She married Jake Brei on June 28, 1941, in North English. She worked in the public school system as a teacher for many years.

She was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church in McPherson, Kas. and a former member of both Church of the Living Water and Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Kay Snyder and her husband, James of McPherson, Kas.; one sister, Lorna Kretschmar and her husband, Roger; four grandchildren; Carrie Becker and her husband Matthew, Clinton Snyder, Joanna Jarvis and her husband Dustan and David Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Rachel Becker and Samantha and Riley Jarvis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2001 and three sisters, Fern Knipfer, Sylvia Knipfer and Gail Tomlinson.
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RAYMOND, N.H. -- Daniel F. Brei, 96, Raymond, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Heartland Place, Epsom, N.H.

Services will be conducted by the Tucker Lodge. Burial will be in the spring at Corinna Center Cemetery, Corinna, Maine.

Mr. Brei was born July 21, 1908, in Muscatine, the son George L. and Philipine Grimm Brei. He married Ruth M. Hilton in 1931.

He moved to Boston, Mass., in 1929.

He and his wife lived in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., until 1973, when he retired from the Boston Naval Shipyard and moved to Raymond.

He was formerly active in the Raymond Congregational Church, Ray-Fre Senior Citizens, the Raymond Historic Society, the Tucker Lodge A.F. & A.M., Adah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Bodies and Bektash Temple Shrine, Concord, N.H.

Survivors include a sister, Ines Campbell of San Diego; and a niece, Phyllis Peters of Madison, Maine.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary C. Brei, 93, of Muscatine, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2007, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Burial will be in the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the C.C. Cook Hospice in Bettendorf.

Mrs. Brei was born March 4, 1913, in Rock Island, the daughter of Harry and Hattie (Kingfield) Chapman.

She married John S. Brei Jan. 29, 1938, in Davenport.

She raised tomatoes northeast of Muscatine on her father-in-law's farm and sold them to Heinz. She was also a practical nurse at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Davenport.

She enjoyed rollerskating in her younger years and also cooking, baking, yard and housework and taking care of animals.

She will be deeply missed by her sister, Virginia E. Alger, of Davenport; and her two brothers, Vernon R. Chapman and Warren C. Chapman, both of Davenport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Mable M. Paul.

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