Patrick Allen Brewer, age 65 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Friday, May 26, 2017 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Monday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 4:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will begin on Monday at 9:30 am at the church. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.
Pallbearers will be John Schmidt, Brian Wedekind, Ryan Jackson, Robert Jackson, Briana Schmidt and Nicole Schmidt.
Patrick was born on October 26, 1951 in Logansport, Indiana to Charles Edwin and Phyllis Patricia (Ryan) Brewer. He grew up in Logansport and graduated from Logansport High School in 1970. Throughout his life he continued to be a faithful supporter of the Logansport Berries. He attended Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota where he met his wife Connie Schmidt. They were married on August 23, 1975 in Hartington and made their home in Kokomo, Indiana until moving to Beaumont, Texas in 1979. Patrick worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier until he retired and moved to Hartington in 2007.
Patrick was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, the National Rifle Association and formerly was the head of the Postal Union in Beaumont. He was an avid collector and loved attending auctions. He was a dedicated family.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Connie Brewer of Hartington; a son, Joshua Brewer and his fiance Morgan Palmer of Beaumont, TX; his father and step mother, Charles and Donna Brewer of Kokomo, IN; a brother, Mike and Patricia Brewer of Ft. Wayne, IN; a sister, Cindy Williams and fiance Rob McClure of Anderson, IN; his mother-in-law, Darlene Schmidt of Hartington; a brother-in-law, Dave and Bonnie Schmidt of Lumberton, TX; 3 sisters-in-law, Barb and Mike Jackson of Bloomfield, NE; Kristi and Martin Plevak of Scottsdale, AZ; Julie Schmidt of LaVista, NE and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Brewer and his father-in-law, Robert Schmidt.
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Pat's departure from this world saddens us all. We will always remember him as someone who embraced optimism. Please accept our deepest condolences.
The LHS Class of 1970
I'd like to express my deepest sympathies to the entire family of my dear friend and classmate, Patrick. I remember spending many memorable times with him playing Risk, poker and tag football on Sunday afternoons in our hometown of Logansport, Indiana. I will always remember him as gentle, yet so strong. You put up a brave fight. Now it is time to "Rest in Peace, Brew."
Chris Richter Piercy
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Patrick. He was a great person, and I will remember him and his family in my prayers.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
Dear Brewer Family, I only met Pat two times. The first time was his wedding day. He was so focused on his bride, after the wedding dinner, his wife was stolen (as a tradition). He was so forlorn! Fortunately, we overheard where they had taken Connie. He looked so very sad we couldn't take it so we stole him and took him to the same bar and bought him a drink. when he got there he was so relieved. I do not remember what happened after that because he was with his wife and happy again.
The second time we met was August 2016 at University Hospital. He was with Connie as they were hoping to go to Madonna Rehab. Not many couples live that many years looking forward to the future. Conversation was light about their son, what had happened that day and what the new day will bring. These are the things we build our life with Faith, Hope and Love. God Bless you with good memories to fill the ache in your heart.
Sharon K Soukup
My deepest condolences to all of you! I enjoyed working with Pat and getting to know him and Connie. I will miss you and all our talks we had. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Connie, you have our deepest sympathy. Pat was such a pleasant person and we always enjoyed visiting with him.
Bill & Karma Schulte
Our Deepest Sympathy to you in your loss of husband ,father, friend. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. He fought the good fight and God wanted him home. May his peace be yours.
God Bless Chuck and Donna
Connie, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. Keeping y'all in my prayers during this time. Your memories together are a legacy of love.
Love and hugs, Deanna (Becker) Uhl
Pat was such a great friend to work with when we were lifeguards during high school.
You have my deepest sympathies Connie. May God bless you all.
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