Mass of Christian Burial for Robert “Bob” Brewers, 93, of Marshall, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. A walk through visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
Robert John “Bob” Brewers was born on January 27, 1927, in Ghent to Louis and Blanche (Rogge) Brewers. Known as “Wormy” to his friends and “Uncle Wormy” to his nephews, Bob grew up on the family farm and attended country school. At age 17, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. On October 10, 1950, he was united in marriage to Barbara Girard at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The couple farmed and raised their family in Stanley Township. In 1969, they moved to Marshall, and Bob went to work as a Truck Driver for Runnings. After his (first) retirement, Bob went to work for Brewers Transfer. He drove for the family business until he was 80 years old. Bob enjoyed golfing and bowling in his younger years. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening. Bob was very fond of Minnesota professional sports and followed the Vikings and Twins very passionately.
Bob died on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. He is survived by his children Donald (Darlys) Brewers of Marshall, Allan (Jeanette) Brewers of Tallahassee, FL, Brian (Dawn) Brewers of Cottonwood, Stan (Rebecca) Brewers of Marshall, Jeff (Evelyn) Brewers of Marshall, and Brenda Voges of Crosslake; grandchildren Angie (Courtney) Hughes, Anthony Brewers, Katie Brewers, Derik Brewers, Darrin (Heather) Brewers, Keith Brewers, Adam Brewers, Josh (Marie) Brewers, Ashley (Jesse) Smallfield, Nicole Finch, Jeff Brewers Jr., Samantha Brewers, Mikkel Brewers, Nathan VanPatten, Jon VanPatten, Jordan (and Alyson) Voges, Megan Voges, Tanya Duppong, Jeremy Simonsen, Wesley Simonsen, and Lee Simonsen; great-grandchildren Jackson, Jacob, Gavin, Ella, Jordy, Macy, Owen, Zach, Tristen, Conner, Landon and Gracie and siblings Wally (and Georgia), Dan (and Lou), Veronica Miller, Cecilia Alder, Marilyn (and Dan) Gregoire, sister-in-law Bev Brewers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, granddaughter Stacy Brewers, and siblings Marian Brewers, Genevieve (and Pat) Clark, Louis Brewers, Jeanette Drown, in-laws Daryl Miller and Dave Alder.