FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in honor of Bremer Alexander Ehrler, former Kentucky Secretary of State who passed away last Sunday at the age of 98.

“Bremer Ehrler was a highly-respected public figure not only in Jefferson County, but throughout the entire state,” said Gov. Beshear. “Bremer served as an outstanding role model for his strong integrity, community leadership, charitable giving and dedicated public service. He was a truly valued friend, father and husband and my deepest sympathies go out to the entire Ehrler family during this time.”

Born in Louisville in 1914, Bremer Alexander Ehrler held many roles during his decades of service in Jefferson County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He worked for the United States Post Office for 37 years, serving as Kentuckiana’s District Manager/Postmaster and the President of the National Association of Postmasters. He then went on to serve as Jefferson County Clerk, Jefferson County Judge-Executive and was elected as Kentucky’s Secretary of State in 1988. Ehrler also served as Jefferson County Sheriff and was a retired Lieutentant Colonel in the Army.

Funeral Mass for Ehrler will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Eastern time at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Louisville. Burial services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx.




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