Rick Allan Brewer

October 21, 2013

Rick Allan Brewer 62, resident of Noblesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ October 21, 2013, peacefully at home next to his wife, due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis.
He was born in Lebanon Indiana, June 20, 1951. Rick was a Frankfort High School graduate. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree from Ball State University. Rick was married to Pamela Newbold-Brewer on November 27, 1971. Rick had many challenges beginning early in life. He was diagnosed with polio at 15 months old. Through all the challenges, polio, surgeries, post-polio syndrome and pulmonary fibrosis, none of these defined who he was. He was always smiling, laughing and such an encouragement to others around him. Especially the young lives he touched in his 20 years of teaching in the Pike Township School system. “I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH”, 2 Timothy 4:7

Visitation and Services

Family and friends may visit from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 25th at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Riley Children’s Hospital.

Survived by:

Wife, Pamela Brewer, sons: Brandon (Leah) Brewer of Tipton, Zachary (Elizabeth) Brewer of Noblesville, daughter: Autumn (Douglas) Vannatta of Lapel, step mother: Ellen Brewer of Chalmers, sisters: Sharon (Mike) Miller of Chalmers, Diane (Roger) Norris of Pendleton, brothers: Paul Brewer of West Lafayette and Mark (Donna) Brewer of Katy, TX, and a proud grandfather of 8.

Preceded by:

His father James Brewer, mother Vera Robison, baby brother, William Sanford and sister, Debbie Sheets.


16 Condolences for “Rick Allan Brewer”

  1. Mona Peck October 22, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I know your sorrow, as my father went to be with the Lord nine years ago. Praying God’s Word will comfort, strengthen and encourage you in the days ahead.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Daryl & Mona Peck

  2. Melanie Johnson October 24, 2013 at 1:18 am

    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!

  3. Cappi Phillips October 24, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. A beautiful video tribute to a very courageous man. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Cappi Phillips

  4. Ray and Charlene(Abston) Taylor October 24, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Rick at his sisters funeral and knew he was a special person. I had chatted with him through Facebook and he was always positive with what ever he said. Even when he was going to the hospital he said that he was going to make the best of it. I know that we will meet again in heaven. I am sure that Rick and Debbie are rejoicing being together. I will be praying for all of you
    Deepest Sympathy,

    Ray and Charlene Taylor

  5. Susie Peters-Thomas October 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Pam, I been thinking about you all week. Memories of us as little girls playing. Memories of Rick when I first met him on our first day in first grade together. You knew him for many years and shared a whole lifetime together. You were a great couple with a beautiful family. What a joy!!! Sweet sweet memories you have in you heart. Dry your tears and go ahead. He is right there with you forever.
    Love you, Susie

  6. Cindy Reeder October 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    To Rick’s family, I am saddened to hear of your loss so soon after Deborah’s passing. I did not get to meet Rick but it sounds like he was the kind of person that was positive and a good roll model for the children he taught. May God’s loving arms surround you at this difficult time to ease the pain but also remember the wonderful memories.

  7. Katherine Weinstein October 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Pam and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Rick. God is with all of you during this new journey.

    Kathy Weinstein

  8. Donna Pioli October 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I only knew Rick through our support group on the internet. He seemed like such a nice guy. I’m so sorry for your loss. The video is beautiful. Sending prayers for family and friends.

  9. Norma Pudleiner October 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I am so sorry about Rick – He was such a neat man and we are the one who are suffering and not him. Pam, he’s happy now and someday we will be just as happy. Please take knowledge in the fact that anyone who knew him, loved him. How lucky you were to have him as long as you did with all his love for you and strength. Please accept my condolences Norma Pudleiner (Esler’s Auto and Bob’s Garage secretary)

  10. Debbie Baker October 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    To Pam, all of the Brewers and family, what a loss to lose Rick, I too had only met him at Debbie’s funeral, all though we were Facebook friends. (I’m sure I knew him from years ago, his Dad sang at my mothers funeral, I had told him that, but never asked him if he had the gift of singing, like his dad and Debbie) I’m so sorry for your loss, he was so well thought of. God Bless you all, Debbie Ogden Bake , Trinity United Methodist, Frankfort, Indiana…

  11. Richard and Grayce Moore October 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    We were saddened at the passing of Rick. We have such great memories of Rick and the families/friends of this remarkable individual. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
    Dick and Grayce

  12. Heather (Roark) Van Gorp October 25, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I will always remember Rick as the man who sold me my first car. He was so kind and gentle. Praying for the family as you say your earthly goodbyes.

  13. Mark Perry October 25, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Pam – We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Keep the memories of Rick close to you in the coming days and remembering those good times will see you through. All of your friends in Zionsville are praying for you and your family.

    Mark & Susan Perry & Boys

  14. David Ostler October 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    My most sincere condolences on your loss, I remember Rick from long ago, and as I have read and seen from his friends and family’s posts and pictures on Facebook, he never lost his spirit to win. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Karen Turnbull October 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I feel your pain as I lost my partner age 45 to pf in January this year, be brave and stay strong for each other, much love xx

  16. Bob and Steph Drake October 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    We send our deepest love and prayers. We will always hold a special place for Rick in our hearts! He always had a smile! He always made us laugh. He always shared his love of his family and concern for others high above his own needs. He always will be an inspiration to all those who have known him. We have been blessed to have had him touch our lives.

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