Smith Center - Herbert "Herb" E. Brewer, 56, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at his home in Smith Center, KS.
Herb was born August 18, 1963 in Paola, KS, the son of Herbert Franklin and Marian Sue (Krepps) Brewer. Herb graduated from Salina South in 1981. He married Deitra Wichers in 1988, they were blessed with Herb's first son Trent. On January 20, 1994 he married Fay Haun in Smith Center, KS, to this union his family grew quickly with two step-children, Krista and Justin and later Herb and Fay were blessed with a son Chase.
Herb worked with his mother Marian Lemon for 30 years at Paul's Café. He was a huge KU and Kansas City Chiefs fan and was able to attend a Chiefs game with his son Trent. Herb was also a great cook, a few years back if you wanted a perfect steak you went to Duffy's or Ingelboro's and made sure that Herb was the one cooking it. He loved hunting and fishing whenever he could with his brothers and his wife Fay. He also loved pulling weeds and mowing, he would push mow everyday possible and it was tough to get him to stop once he started. Herb was proud to be a grandfather and nothing made him happier than spending time with his three grandkids. He always had an old coin that he would pull from behind their ears when he would see them.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Franklin, step-dad Don Lemon, niece, Christina Sue Brewer, step-mom Jeanne Brewer and uncle Junior Brewer.
Herb is survived by his wife Fay Brewer of Smith Center; three sons, Trent (Kelsey Ingalsbe) Brewer of Hutchinson, Justin York of Osborne, Chase Brewer of Smith Center; one daughter, Krista (Justin) Renz of Holcomb; mother Marian Lemon of Smith Center; three brothers, Larry Brewer, Scott (Joleen) Brewer all of Smith Center, Jeff (Linda) Brewer of Peculiar, MO; two step-sisters, Vonetta Unruh of Greeley, CO, Judi Anderson of Glen Elder; three grandchildren, Sawyer, Emmika and Zayden Renz, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Herb's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS, with Pastor Lance McDowell officiating. There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorials may be given to Herbert E. Brewer Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of the funeral chapel.