Paul F. Brewer

Paul F. Brewer

Paul passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Park Village Pines in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 28, 1920 in Kalamazoo the son of Robert and Helen (Gordon) Brewer. He was a 1939 graduate of Martin High School. Paul served his county in the US Army during World War II. After his discharge he farmed with his father for a short time and then was a door to door salesman for the Watkins Co. In 1954 he started working for Sears Roebuck in Battle Creek and then transferred to Kalamazoo where he sold appliances for over 30 years until his retirement at age 62. Paul was very proud of his military service and enjoyed following the Detroit Tigers, spending time with his grandchildren and listening to classical music. He was always quick to point out his Scotch heritage and he loved to negotiate a good deal. Paul’s farm is a centennial family farm, his family was among the first to settle the Martin area over 170 years ago. On October 2, 1954 in Fulton he married Ann Randall. He and Ann were longtime members of Martin Reformed Church until they transferred membership to Allegan Wesleyan Church. His church meant a great deal to him, he enjoyed studying the scriptures and was very knowledgeable about the Holy Bible.

Surviving are his wife, Ann; their children, P. Edward (Melody) Brewer of Otsego, Ina Jo Brewer of Battle Creek and Philip (Gwen) Brewer of Martin; 4 grandchildren, Lindsey (Dave) Brewer and Adam, Kristin and Rachel Brewer; 2 great-grandchildren, Payton and Carson; his brother, Gordon (Lorraine) Brewer of Holland; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marjorie VanReenen.

Friends may visit with Paul’s family from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at the Allegan Wesleyan Church, 2469 118th Avenue, Allegan with Pastor Eric Oppenhuizen officiating. Burial will follow at the South Martin Cemetery in Martin.

Contributions in memory of Paul may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan.

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  1. Alan & Kathy Brouard says:

    Dear Ann & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember Paul as a kind, quiet man with great spiritual depth. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May the Lord whom Paul loved so dearly comfort you with His presence and sustain you in the days to come.
    Al & Kathy Brouard

  2. Jerry and Marilyn Fenner says:

    Our condolences to the Brewer family from the Fenner family.
    Paul was a good ballplayer also.

  3. John Fenner says:

    Phil, Gwen, Ann:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll always have fond memories of the many afternoons in the ’70’s at the Brewer house playing with hot wheels, slotcars, and the only left-handed catcher’s mitt I’ve ever seen. Paul was always an easygoing presence, and I absorbed as much Tiger baseball history as I could from him.
    John Fenner

  4. Dona Gilson says:

    I will always remember Paul as a customer and friend , he will be missed.

  5. Jodie Gilson says:

    Sorry for your loss . i will miss seeing Paul alot . almost everyday i would see him downtown Martin , and he would tell me about the old days in Martin.

  6. Valerie (Tein) Petersen says:

    Our condolences to the Brewer family. Our father, Bill Tein, grew up with Paul in Martin, and always spoke highly of him. We are sorry for your loss.

  7. Betty Evans Grit says:

    Ann, Phil & Gwen & family:
    My condolences to you & your families on Paul’s death…may God wrap His arms around all of you & keep you in His care!

  8. Chris & Lynne Kelsey says:

    Paul- We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. May God be watching over the Brewer family during this difficult time.

  9. Mike Evans says:

    Phil – My condolences to you and your family. I’m sure as with any family member, he will be greatly missed.

  10. Kimberly Garbarino (Spohn) says:

    To you entire family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man, who will be missed dearly.
    Prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Diane Floyd (Rankens) says:

    Brewer Family,
    Deepest Sympathy to the Brewer family. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

  12. Randy Cutler says:

    Phillip and family,

    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May any pain you feel be a reminder you of the special nature and treasures of the relationship you had with your father.

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