Thomas 'Tom' Brewers
Thomas “Tom” Brewers, 76, of Ghent, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at his home in Ghent, under the care of Prairie Home Hospice.
Mass of Christian Burial for Tom will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 8, at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall.
Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Interment with military honors will follow the service at St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent.
Tom was born to Edward and Lucy (DeSutter) Brewers on November 28, 1941 in Minneota, Minnesota. He attended Minneota High School and graduated in 1959.
He attended college for a few years at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota, before entering the United States Army in 1964.
He served in the Army from 1964-1966 and was primarily stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.
On May 6, 1967, he was united in marriage to Beth Lanoue at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall, Minnesota.
For over 51 years, they made their home in Ghent, Minnesota. Tom worked for 43 years as a sheet metal fabricator for Bisbee Mechanical in Marshall, MN. He retired in 2009. After retirement, Tom enjoyed fishing, golfing, and camping. He was an avid athlete in high school, especially in baseball.
In 2016, he was inducted into the Minneota Viking Hall of Fame.
His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons, Thomas Brewers of Sioux Falls, SD, Peyton Nuy of Sioux Falls, SD, Preston Nuy of Taunton, MN, and Hayden Brewers of Beresford, SD.
He loved to watch his grandsons participate in sports, especially baseball.
Tom is survived by his wife Beth; daughter Chris (James) Pesch of Taunton, MN, and son Greg (Lori) Brewers of Beresford, SD; his four grandsons along with step-grandchildren, Chrissy Boerboom of Springfield, MN, Mandy (Josh) Sanow of St. Leo, MN, Justin (Amanda) Pesch of Taunton, MN, Ashley (fiancée Wes Ahlschlager) of Russell, MN, Nicole (Jessie) Jorgensen of Beresford, SD, Neal Jurrens of Beresford, SD; step-great-grandchildren, Megan and Brook Boerboom, Cole and Alexis Sanow, Dakota, Carter, and Bentley Pesch, KyLee and Emma Jorgensen; brother Vernon Brewers of Fridley, MN; sisters-in-law Laurie Brewers of Elkhart, IN and Elaine Brewers of Ghent, MN; sisters Marie (Harold) Solseth of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jane (Leonard) Drietz of Porter, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ben Brewers and John Brewers, and nieces Diane Drietz and Sherry Miller.