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In Memoriam, Joseph Bredemann

February 28, 2014
Joseph J. Bredemann Sr., whose Bredemann Family of Dealerships in Glenview and Park Ridge marked its 100th year in 2012, died Feb. 20 at age 87. 
Mr. Bredemann joined his father at Busse Buick, in Mount Prospect and later Park Ridge, in 1948, one year before the family bought out the company’s other partners and changed the name to Busse-Bredemann Buick. The family added a Toyota franchise in 1976, and Ford and Lexus stores in 1990. In 2002, Mr. Bredemann signed an agreement with General Motors to switch from Buick to Chevrolet.
A 47-year parishioner and usher at St. Joan of Arc Parish, in Evanston, Mr. Bredemann was a founding member of the Park Ridge Rotary Club, and he enjoyed boating and tennis. Survivors include his wife, Sara J. "Sally"; sons Joseph J., John, Thomas, and Martin; daughters Mary Ann and Marjorie; 18 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Donations appreciated to Saint Joan of Arc School, (847) 679-0660; or Misericordia Heart of Mercy, (773) 973-6300.