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Arden R. “Ardie” Bremmer, age 87, of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids.  The son of Morise & Vera (Porter) Bremmer, he was born on December 17, 1934, and was a life-long resident of Cedar Springs.

On September 26, 1987 at Drummond Island, he married Denise M. Davis, and together, they enjoyed nearly 35 years of marriage.

Ardie was a 1953 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was the owner of Saturn Tire Company in Cedar Springs.  In the 1970’s, he obtained his pilots license and owned a Cessna that he enjoyed flying.

He enjoyed fishing with his parents, brothers, and friends in Canada; and in the early 2000’s with his wife, children, grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, and nieces and their families, many precious memories were made on their yearly fishing trips.

Ardie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling – often taking “little trips” that were hundreds of miles.  Every Thanksgiving for the last twenty-nine years, with the exception of a few, was spent at his camp on Drummond Island.  His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack Bremmer and Arwin “Ed” Bremmer; his sister, Joyce Empie; his mother-in-law, Bonnie Davis; and a sister-in-law, Stephanie Davis.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Denise Bremmer; his five children, Jeanna May, Jayne Bremmer, Amy (Brian) Petersen, Arden “AJ” Ross Jr. (Abby), and Gabrielle Bremmer; seven grandchildren, Sarah May, Jamie (Brent) Halfman, Randy (Katie) May, Heidi, Hannah, Chloe Petersen, and Katie Schuman; six great-grandchildren, Montgomery “my buddy”, Jameson, Theodore, Maylynn, Vera, and Hutchinson; his brother, Rex A. (Kathy) Bremmer; his father-in-law, Evan Davis; his sister-in-law, Lori (Jeffrey) Schmitt; his brother-in-law, Cecil Davis; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life gathering will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Maranatha Baptist Church, 12786 Algoma Ave. N.E., Cedar Springs. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ardie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care. .


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  1. Diane on April 25, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Denise ,Know you and all the kids are in our thoughts at this most difficult time So glad you had so much time together to make so many memories, that will help you in the coming days Stay strong, Cherish the memories Love Diane

  2. Randy, Eileen, Geny, and Becky on April 25, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss.
    You and the family are in our prayers with love.
    We cherish our longtime friendship with your family.

    Love the Driesenga family.

  3. Marisa McGlue on April 25, 2022 at 7:56 pm


    Sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and heart.


  4. Tom Gibbons on May 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm


    Please know you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Ardie was an amazing man with a loving heart and always a warm smile. I will forever remember Ardie and my dad drinking coffee and playing Cribbage for hours and hours on end, while sharing stories and laughs together. Ardie touched a lot of lives in a warm positive way, especially the Gibbons family. Sending you the warmth of my love.

  5. Jill McCracken Long on May 7, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Denise, we are lifting you and your family up in prayer. So sorry you all have to go through this.
    Jill McCracken Long

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