Mamie Emma Breder

Written by Theresa Rose on December 14, 2015

Mamie Emma Breder, age 94 of Mediapolis, died Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Prairie Ridge Care Center. The daughter of Clyde and Emma (Suesens) Holsteen, she was born November 11, 1921 in Benton township, Des Moines County, Iowa. On September 22, 1943 she married Howard L. Breder; he died November 22, 1965. She attended a one room rural school through 8th grade. She graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1940. She then attended business college in Burlington and worked at Midwest Cabinet Company and Iowa Soap Company offices before her marriage. After her husband’s death she worked at the Des Moines County Treasurers office for 20 years. She loved the farm and always had a big garden and raised chickens and filled the freezer with home grown vegetables, fruits and chickens. Baking was another of her favorite occupations. She was a member of the Mediapolis United Methodist Church and was very active helping with all activities in the kitchen. She also was a past president of the UMW of the church. She was a Great River Medical Center volunteer for 20 years. She made several quilts for her children and grandchildren as she loved her family very much and worked hard to make sure they all got a good education.
Survivors include: three daughters, Joanne and Jim Sperfslage of Mediapolis; Beverly and Larry Edgcombe of Las Cruses, New Mexico; Sherri and Dan Hutchcroft of Burlington; two sons, Ron Breder of Sedona, Arizona and Dennis and Carolyn Breder of Mediapolis; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; one sister Sylvia Busse of Burlington; She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, two sisters and three brothers.

The funeral service will be Saturday December 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from the Mediapolis United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating. Interment will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, where the family will meet with friends from 5-6:30. Memorials have been established for the Great River Hospice and the Mediapolis United Methodist Church.