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Farrell D. Brewer

Farrell D. Brewer

November 22, 1937 - March 27, 2019

Farrell D. Brewer, 81, of Forest City, was born November 22, 1937, in Meade, Kansas, the son of Archie (Lloyd Oscar) Brewer and Mary Alice Baragree. He was adopted by Henry and Murriel (Baragree) Eichman.

Farrell graduated from Jetmore High School (1955) and served in the Air Force (1956-1960). He married Carla May Gerber Vinson (December 30,1965); they raised Lee, Carl, Terry, and Johnna.

Farrell earned a bachelor's in journalism from Wichita State University. He wrote for the Dodge City Daily Globe and Kansas Fish and Game. While living in Garner, Iowa, he worked for Winnebago Industries, producing RV manuals. In 1980, the family relocated to Illinois where Farrell wrote manuals for Woods Brothers. He and Carla ran a Sears Catalog Store until her passing in 2013.

On April 25, 2014, Farrell married Ruth Cody Brewer. The couple moved to Forest City, Iowa. After a December 2016 fall, Farrell moved into the Good Samaritan Care Center.

Farrell was an active Freemason, golfer, and member of VFW who loved renovating homes.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; five children; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Farrell is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 47 years, Carla May.

Celebration of life: 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, Good Samaritan Center, 717 S. 7th Street, Forest City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the Good Samaritan Center.

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