Helen Brewer Obituary

Helen Mae Brewer
Helen Mae Brewer
Helen Mae Brewer

April 28, 1917 - May 26, 2007
Born in Griffen, Saskatchewan, Canada
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Helen Mae Brewer, 90, of Valley View Village, died on May 26, 2007 at Mercy Hospital. Funeral services will be held at Grandview Funeral Home on Friday at 10:30 with burial following at Elm Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

Helen was born to Frank and Lydia (Anderson) Hamilton in Griffen, Saskatchewan, Canada on Apri1 28, 1917. The family moved to Hiteman, IA when Helen was 15 and she graduated from Hiteman High School. She married Truman Lester Brewer on April 26, 1936 and they moved to Des Moines in 1940. They were married 60 years until his death in 1996. Helen retired as a baker for the Des Moines Public Schools. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and enjoyed gardening and all kinds of crafts. She was a charter member of the Bloomfield Methodist Church in Des Moines.

Helen is survived by her children Karen (Larry) Crane, Berthoud, CO; Marvin
(Nicki) Brewer, Des Moines; Richard (Donna) Brewer, Ankeny; and Kimberley
(Michael) Kinney, Altoona; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; brothers Ralph (Merilou) Hamilton, Sunnyvale, TX, and Percy (Gladys) Hamilton, Rockford, IL. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, son Ronald, her parents, brother Francis and two sisters, Joyce (Robert) Onnen and June (Robert) Lane.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Bloomfield Methodist Church Building Fund.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, May 31, 2007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, June 1, 2007
10:30 AM
Elm Grove Cemetery
Des Moines, IA US
Friday, June 1, 2007