Thomas Brewer Obituary

Thomas  Brewer
Tom Brewer
Thomas Brewer

June 3, 1943 - September 21, 2020
Born in Fort Wayne, IN
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Thomas Edward Brewer, 77, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020, in Des Moines. Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, October 2, 2020, at Pine Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Thomas was born June 3, 1943, in Fort Wayne, IN, to Wayne and Glennie (Garwood) Brewer. He married his high school sweetheart, Susan (Walker) Jahn on January 19, 2017, in Pueblo, CO.

Tom graduated from Drake University in 1966 and received a Doctorate in Pharmacy. He worked as a Pharmacist for Walgreens for 55 years. Tom also worked with the National Disaster Medical System for many years.

Tom truly loved music, he was an organist and sang in the choir at different churches throughout his life. He was also a Cub Scout Leader for many years. Tom also enjoyed Ham Radio and Photography.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Susan Jahn; children, Mandy (Shad Glennon) Hammer of Montrose, CO, Jeb (Susan) Brewer of Snohomish, WA, Anthony (Cynthia Merwarth) Brewer of Windsor, CO and step children Nicole (Kevin) Lauridsen of Des Moines, IA, Alison (Brant) Mutch of Des Moines, IA, Kristen (Albert) Farr of Ankeny, IA; "brother", Carlyle (Nancy) Rowland of Pueblo West, CO; grandchildren, Justin and Emily Hammer, Carter, Grant, Jackson and Kennedy Brewer, Dante and Briar Brewer; 4 step grandchildren; as well as many friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences will be welcomed at

A livestream of the service will be available here





Graveside Service
Pine Hill Cemetery
508 NW 54th Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Friday, October 2, 2020
10:00 AM


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Avenue, #1700
Chicago, IL US 60601-7633