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Donald L. Brewer

Jun 6, 2012 Staff

Memorial services for Donald L. Brewer, 66, of Lander, are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander with Pastor Fred Schroeder officiating.

Mr. Brewer died Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Donald Larue Brewer was born July 10, 1945, to Dewey Hennington Brewer and Dorothy Lou Ready Brewer in Tylertown, Miss.

He grew up and attended his schooling, after which he served four years in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969. He was also a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve for nine years.

He married Laura Lenhardt on June 16, 1988, at Metairie, La.

Mr. Brewer joined the New Orleans police department where he quickly attained the rank of sergeant, then lieutenant. He served there as director of the Police Academy and retired to Wyoming after 23 years.

His family said Mr. Brewer was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and backpacking with his wife. For a time he also served as a lay minister in his local Lutheran Church. His family said he also loved to tell stories and watch football. He was a loyal Saints fan.

Mr. Brewer was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander, the N.R.A. and the Fraternal Order of Police.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Brewer of Lander; two children, Ginny Lynn Brewer Zeigler and her husband Steve, and Donald Scott Brewer and his wife Vienna Vance Brewer; one brother, Michael Eugene Brewer and his wife Joyce, and Wanda Lynn Brownlee; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Kenneth Brewer.

Arrangements are by Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander.

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