Brehm, Samuel

Written by David Green.

Samuel Jay Brehm, 31, of Fayette, Ohio, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born Jan. 11, 1980, in Morenci, Mich., to Marvin “Butch” J. and Rosie (VanBrandt) Brehm, and they survive. 

Sam has worked on the family farm in rural Alvordton, Ohio, since he was young man. He had a passion for motorcycles that began in his early childhood, and he loved to ride his own motorcycles, ATVs and scooters. He also enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter.

Besides his parents, Sam is survived by his partner of 11 years, Nichole Krueger of Fayette; two daughters, Chascity N. (7) and Emmy L. (4) at home; two brothers, Andrew (and Diane) Brehm of West Unity, Ohio, and Jacob Brehm (and Julia) of rural Alvordton; and two aunts, Violet (and Edward) LaNew of Morenci, and Esther Ball of Lyons, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Brehm, Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Morris and Rosie VanBrandt; his paternal grandparents, Andy and Jenny Brehm; and several uncles.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Father Gary Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family for a trust fund for Chascity and Emmy Brehm.

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