Ronal Brewer Obituary

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Ronal D. Brewer

March 27, 1949 - August 27, 2013
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Ronal "Ron" David Brewer passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Genesys Hospital surrounded by his family. His passing was peaceful in spite of his courageous and inspiring battle with the disease that finally claimed his body. Ron was born on March 27, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Robert H. Brewer and Delores (Peterson) Brewer. Ron attended Union City High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He went to Central Michigan University where he served as the Manager for the Chippewas, was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and attained his degree in Secondary Education. His Masters Degrees came from Tampa...
Ronal "Ron" David Brewer passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Genesys Hospital surrounded by his family. His passing was peaceful in spite of his courageous and inspiring battle with the disease that finally claimed his body. Ron was born on March 27, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Robert H. Brewer and Delores (Peterson) Brewer. Ron attended Union City High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He went to Central Michigan University where he served as the Manager for the Chippewas, was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and attained his degree in Secondary Education. His Masters Degrees came from Tampa University and Central Michigan University in the field of Education Administration. His love for Michigan State University and the University of Florida was evident to all who knew him. Being an old fashioned shop teacher helped him realize his dreams of coaching the offensive line for football teams in Hillsbourgh County Schools, Florida and Grand Blanc High School. During his lifetime, he owned and operated Grand Blanc Hardware for thirteen years. He served his community as a member of the Grand Blanc Fire Department, as President of the Grand Blanc Business Association and a member of the original Strategic Planning Committee for Grand Blanc Community Schools helping to set the vision for the education of the students he loved. Leading young people toward goals and lives they can be proud of was his passion as a classroom teacher, student advisor and offensive line football coach. His influence is reflected by the countless students who to this day, claim Coach Brewer as a lifelong friend.
Ron married his college sweetheart Jane (Ward) Brewer, August 15, 1970 and they were married for 43 years. He was the proud father of two daughters, Heidi Lynn (Bryan) Klochack of Grand Blanc and Kristin Jane Brewer of Palm Harbor, FL. His grandchildren, Peyton James Klochack and Kendall Jane Klochack meant the world to him and they loved their Grandpa Brewer. He leaves to cherish his memory, his father Robert H. (Sara) Brewer, brother Robert D. (Robin) Brewer; nieces Jennifer (Jim) Remington of Chantilly, VA and Lindsay (Kevin) Wickham of Austin, TX; great-nieces Elizabeth and Abigail Wickham of Austin, brothers-in-law, Richard (Nancy) Ward of Bonita Springs, FL and John (Meredith) Ward of Estero, FL.; his niece Katherine Jane (John) Gordon, nephews Ira Lance Ward and Ian Daly and great-nephews Jack and Ben Gordon. He also leaves his 93 year old mother-in-law, Jane (Day) Ward of Bonita Springs, FL. This completes his immediate family. Mr. Brewer considered many close friends as family especially Larry Smith and the Craig Smith/Vidcam family. He was a member of St. Christopher's Church in Grand Blanc due primarily to Father George Cleaves who supported Ron throughout his walk in faith and his long illness. Reverend Cleaves will celebrate a memorial service to be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 9020 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI on September 14, 2013 with visitation beginning at 11:00am and until the time of the service at 1:00pm. Cremation has already taken place. He was preceded in death by his mother, father-in-law Milton M. Ward, paternal grandmother Cora (Smith) Grimes, maternal Grandmother Irma (Albright) Peterson and grandfather Maurice "Todd" Peterson and tailgating partner Larry "Art" Polzin. The family thanks Genesys Hospital staff for their caring and compassion during his final hours and Ann Arbor Health Systems for their role in his on-going care. Thanks also to DaVita at Genesys for their wonderful care during his treatments. Donations in his memory can be made to St. Christopher's Building Fund, the Grand Blanc Educational Foundation or the Genesee County Humane Society.

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"To Jane and the rest of Rons Family..my sympathy and heartfilled love to Rons memory..he was without a doubt one of the kindest..thoughtful and fun spirited..." Frank Aremia (Grand Blanc, MI)

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