Richard Bernard Brester


Richard Bernard Brester, 74 years, of Fremont, NE died on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.  He was born March 25, 1945 in Howells, NE to Raymond and Marie (Cerny) Brester. His family moved to Fremont in 1951 and Richard attended St. Patrick Grade School and was a 1964 graduate of Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School in Fremont.


Richard married Shirley Niles on December 30, 1967 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  They divorced in 2012. Richard’s career saw him working for his dad at Brester’s Conoco and later Brester’s Sinclair, service and parts man for Charlie Diers Ford, Wimmer’s Meat Plant in Dodge, West Point Rendering, Dodge Dairy (later known as  Diary Farmers of America & Leprino Foods) until it closed in 2003, and the Village of Snyder.


He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont and a past member of the Fremont Fraternal Order of Eagles #200.


He is survived by his son: Ben (Sharee Maki) Brester of Mead, NE and his son, Ashton Brester of Little Rock, AK; daughter, Evelyn Brester of Fremont, NE and her children, Brooklynn and Jeffrey Worms and Kallie Brester; daughter-in-law, Michelle Brester of Omaha, NE and her children, Joshua, Abigail, Caleb, Owen and Emily; sister, Diane (Kenny) Rogers of Fremont; 3 nieces, Dawn (Matthew) Updike, Donna Daubert, and Regina (Jeff) Wagner and many cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Matthew.


A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Moser Memorial Chapel.  Deacon Dan Mueller of St. Patrick Catholic Church will officiate. Memorial Visitation from 10 AM to 12 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


Online condolences may be left at


Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 North Somers Ave., Fremont, NE  68025 402-721-4490