James E. Brewer

February 12, 2011

James E. Brewer 80, of Frankfort, IN, died at 1:25 a.m. February 12, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, IN. Born November 29, 1930 in Frankfort, IN to William S. ‘Sant’ & Lona Pearl (Stewart) Brewer. He married Ellen Knight on August 12, 1967 in Frankfort and she survives. Mr. Brewer attended Jackson Township High School, then graduated from Colfax High School in 1948. He worked for Schlosser’s Ice Cream Co., Garrison Oil, Price Pure Oil Co., Union 76 Oil, Ag Max and then retired from Hoosier Penn Oil Co as a Sales Representative. He was a member and longtime Sunday school teacher at Jefferson United Methodist Church. He was a 50 + year member and past master of the Vesta Masonic Lodge in Jefferson. Mr. Brewer was part of the Atlanta (IN) Music Hall Band for over 23 years, loved singing, sang Al Jolson style, and was an avid reader. He played semi-pro baseball for INBRACOS sponsored by Indiana Brass Co., was a former High School Basketball Referee and was a fan of College Basketball. For several years, Mr. Brewer was the emcee for the Jackson Township School Alumni Banquet.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15th at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort with funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the B.A.S.E. Program in care of the Brookston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Brookston, IN  47923.

Survived by:

Wife: Ellen I. Brewer of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Deborah Sheets (companion Robert Swanke) of Frankfort and Sharon (husband Michael) Miller of Chalmers 3 Sons: Rick A. Brewer (wife Pam) of Noblesville, Paul N. Brewer of W. Lafayette and Mark E. Brewer (wife Donna) of Katy, TX Sister: Mary R. Galvin of Noblesville 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a brother, John and a sister Bonnie Pollard.


10 Condolences for “James E. Brewer”

  1. Gary and Jan Kersey February 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    So sorry to read of Jim’s passing. He always had such an outgoing personality and a good word. He was thought of fondly by my parents Mr and Mrs Gibbs. Ellen, you have been a great care giver and companion to Jim. We know he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
    Jan and Gary Kersey

  2. Audrey Sloan February 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    My heart and prayers to your whole family

  3. Libby Silva February 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. There are never right words at a time like this, but please know you are all in my thoughts. All my sympathy. Libby Thrine Silva

  4. Pat Shelton February 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    In Loving Memory of Jim. God opened up His arms and called Jim to His Heavens to sing in His chour, We already miss Him, his funny stoires and his sence of humor and beautiful voice. Our friday night at Dorothys’ will not be the same, he will forever be singing in our hearts. Our Love and prayers goes to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Dorothy Walker, John and Margie Rhoades, Sam and Janice Flowers, Margie and Walter Lowery, Olive Wade, Larry and Jeannie Rader, Marion and Elloise Wilhoite, Leandra Jackson and Sons, and Patty and Paul Shleton

  5. Mark and Vicki Padron February 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Praise God that he is in heaven and no doubt he is singing in that almighty choir in heaven. Rejoice in the knowledge of that.

  6. Steve Hildebran February 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Ellen and Family,
    Sorry we cannot make Jim’s viewing. We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Can’t you imagine his joy when he came face to face with Jesus! Your friend and classmate,
    Marilyn Nice Hildebran’
    Logansport, IN

  7. Bob Foster February 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

    We are all saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. Jim had a way of lifting the spirits of those around him. He had a special God-given talent of reaching out to people through song. He will surely be missed by all of those who knew him.

  8. Karl & Bonnie Cory February 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I was sad to learn that Jim passed. I lived next door to Jim when I was a boy growing up in Jefferson and then when I married Jim sang at our wedding in Logansport. We have fond memories and we are sure Jim’s singing will continue in heaven.

  9. Nelson Weaver February 16, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Ellen and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our condolences and prayers are with you at this time and in the days ahead. May God bless you richly.
    Nelson and Darlene Weaver
    Monticello, IN

  10. Maida White February 16, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I was so surprised to hear of Jim’s passing. I didn’t realize he was so sick. I have Jim’s picture with Mark that you told me about that was in the Upper Room, I will cherish it.

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