METROPOLIS, Ill. — Verna Mae (Brenningmeyer) Buldtman was born February 20, 1928, in Massac County to Clarence and Alice (Korte) Brenningmeyer. She was baptized in the home of her parents on February 24, 1928, by the Rev. H. Wittke. She was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church August 23, 1942, by Rev. Henry Roloff. She was educated in Massac County Schools graduating from Metropolis Community High School in 1946.
She and Vernon Buldtman were married on June 15, 1947, at St John Lutheran Church by Rev. F.A. Wittig. She then joined Zion United Church of Christ where she was a faithful member. She served as an officer, on several occasions, of the Women’s Guild, taught Sunday school, Bible school, served as Jr. Choir Director, and helped with the quilting.
She worked as secretary at Jefferson School for 26 years.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon Buldtman; her son, Robert Buldtman and companion Donna; her daughter, Rhonda Cowan and husband Jerry; four granddaughters in which she took much pride and loved dearly, Amanda Shelby and Kristin, Sarah Buldtman, Maggie Haverkamp, and Carrie Haverkamp; one great-grandson, who was the light of her life, Ethan Shelby; one sister, Frances Bremer; one brother, Wilson Brenningmeyer and wife Pat; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Clarence Brenningmeyer; brother, Raymond Brenningmeyer; two sisters-in-law, Verneta Korte and husband Wilson and Velma Hilgeman and husband Lloyd; and one brother-in-law, Otis Bremer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Zion United Church of Christ. Dr. James Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday evening, May 6, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis and again Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial/Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.