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Don Brewer, Charter member of Big 6 River Bend Chapter

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  • Don Brewer, Charter member of Big 6 River Bend Chapter

    Donald W. Brewer, 87, East Moline, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at his home. Funeral services are 10 AM Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Ave., East Moline. Private burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation is 3-4:30 Sunday at the church. The family prefers that memorials be made to the church.
    Don was born on December 24, 1926 in Rochester, NY, the son of Raymond and Ruth (Clapper) Brewer. He grew up on a farm in Victor, NY, and enjoyed growing things his entire life. Mr. Brewer received degrees from St. Lawrence College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Doctorate from the University of Iowa. He married Carol Green on April 20, 1957 in Jamestown, NY. Don was an Industrial Engineer working for the US Government with AMETA. After retirement, he was as a Professor at St. Ambrose and the University of Iowa. He thoroughly enjoyed being active in the Quad City Stamp Club and the Big 6 River Bend Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, of which he was a charter member. He served for over 20 years on the Carbon Cliff Village Board, and was a faithful servant of First Presbyterian Church, serving on numerous committees including Buildings and Grounds. He was an avid bridge player and he and his wife loved to travel. He served in the US army during the Korean Conflict. But most of all, he loved his family. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol, his children(spouses), Bill Brewer, East Moline, Melissa (Steve) Hodges, Springfield, IL, Bob (Sara) Brewer, East Moline and Steve (Julie) Brewer, Overland Park, KS, grandchildren, Erika, Rachel, Elaina, Alex, Delaney, Arden, Rob(Megan) Mindy and Jeffrey, and great grandchildren Camille, Ava, and Boston, grandson-in-law, Nick, and many nieces and nephews.

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    Within the last few months, Don reluctantly sold his two Hawks. One, the 1956 Golden Hawk stayed in Illinois (and the Big 6 chapter) the other is basking in the Florida sun.