Donald F. Brewer September 27, 1924 - February 17, 2012
Donald F. Brewer, 87, of Kearney died Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
No services are planned. Memorials can be given in his honor to the Kearney Senior Hospitality Center or the Kearney Area Animal Shelter. Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a message of condolence, tribute or memory. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
He was born September 27, 1924 in Hershey, NE to Fay and Berniece (Eshleman) Brewer. He grew up and attended school in the Hershey Area. He attended U.C.L.A and later graduated with a Masters Degree from Kearney State College.
He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army from 1943 – 1946.
He married Stephanie Coggins in 1948.
He taught school in Sargent, and Arapahoe, NE then moved to Kearney where he taught music and was the band instructor at the Kearney Junior High School until retiring in 1990.
He was the choir director at the First United Methodist church for several years and belonged to the V.F.W. Post #759 in Kearney. He was an active member of the Kearney Senior Hospitality Center, which he attended every day.
Don's love for music was passed on to his students, which gave him great joy. He also took great joy in caring for his pets and especially his African Grey Parrot; Cecil.
Son --------------------Klit Brewer of Kearney, NE
Daughter ------------- Kathy Smith of Ames, IA
Grandsons ----------- Casey Smith of Ankeney, IA
Jeremiah Brewer of Keller, TX
Jonathon Brewer of Keller, TX
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 1 grandson.