Robert R. "Bob" Brewer, age 58, of Yankton South Dakota, died as the result of a vehicle accident on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Iowa.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Robert R. "Bob" Brewer was born August 13, 1959, in Yankton, South Dakota to Robert J. and Mary Lou (Kippes) Brewer. He grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1977. He married Corliss Dooley on October 6, 1979, in Freeman, South Dakota. They lived in Yankton for six years after their marriage until Bob built their house in Utica, South Dakota. He worked for manufacturers all over the Yankton area and was very proud that he worked in every aspect of manufacturing. From drafting, to aggregate, to engineering, to application, to sales, Bob did it all. He was most recently employed at Masaba in Vermillion.
Bob was a hardworking problem solver who was very handy and could build just about anything. He built his home and wooden boats, and also rebuilt cars. He even designed and invented tools to help him fix machinery at work or racecars and equipment at home. He loved racing, especially with his son, Adam. He was a great dad and loved his kids more than life.
Survivors include his wife, Corliss Brewer of Utica; two children: Adam Brewer of Bloomfield, New Mexico and Caitlyn Brewer of Utica; brother, Jim (Sandy) Brewer of Yankton; sister, JoAnn (Robert) Ebbesen of Bismarck, North Dakota; sister-in-law, Kathy Brewer of Yankton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ron Brewer.
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Robert was an excellent father and husband. Enjoyed racing cars with his son. He was a member of his wife's family for 40 years and will be greatly missed.
So sorry for your loss Bob was a very good ma
We are truly sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy to the Brewer family.
Central Sand and Gravel Company
A Division of Lyman Richey Corporation
I was a friend and neighbor of Bob's growing up. During high school and afterwards, we grew apart as naturally happens. I'll always remember fun, happy times with Bob as a child, and his warm, caring heart and soul. My condolences to his family and friends on such a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you.
Corky sorry for your loss. Wish I was able to see you both but I donâ€™t get back that way. I truly miss my old friends from my youth. My God comfort you during these trying days. I will never forget the good times we had in Yankton.
Dear Corky and family
I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. I send my deepest condolences.
I am so sorry for your loss. Todd and I have known Bob well over 20 years. We really enjoyed when he came to our home. We always had so much to talk about, he would tell us stories about his family. We will miss him dearly.
Todd Masters Rock Crushing - South Sioux City NE
Worked with Bob for many years and traveled with him to many job location ....always enjoyed his company and ideas. Just a great guy who I will miss
We are so vey sorry, my dear friend.
Michelle and Family, MS
Corky and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob was a really good guy.
Kurt and Dianne Johnson
Bob was a wonderful person and friend , it was always a pleasure for me to see him come around to see me with his smile and endless knowledge we could visit for hours . My thoughts and prayers for his family and may Bob rest in peace.
Corky and family we are so sorry for loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kurt and Dianne Johnson
My condolences to your family on the passing of Bob, Many thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear about Bob. We have great memories from our boys playing with and making wooden boats at the Dance Hall. Working on the green boat and taking it out out on State Lake! Bob always loved to help with projects and was a great teacher, co-worker, friend and I will miss him!
Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Corky I am so sadden by your loss my prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service.
May time heal your sorrow and friends ease your pain.
May peace replace heartache, while memories remain. I am so very sorry for your family's loss.
Kyle's mom (Steph)
Bob was a great guy and I truly enjoyed working with him. He was as knowledgeable as anyone in his field and always managed to find the best solution for his customers. Will miss his awesome sense of humor.
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a childhood neighbor friend. He lived right behind us, our backyards touched in Yankton. We had a great neighborhood! My condolences to his family.
Karen Fiedler Allen
Corky, I am so very sorry to hear about Bob. He was a good man that loved you and the kids very much! You, Adam and Caitlyn are in my thoughts and prayers!
At BARD we had the utmost respect for Bob. As a salesman Bob was knowledgeable, reliable, and a man of his word. He was someone we trusted and someone we would truly be proud to call our Friend. Rest in Peace Bob.
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