Harry Brewer, 80, Greeley, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at Fort Collins Heath Care Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1907 [headstone says 10th] to Ernest N. and Maude (Parkhurst) Brewer in Oskaloosa, Iowa. On June 4, 1939, he married Hazel Lee in Fremont, Iowa. She died Feb. 12, 1978. On April 18, 1978, he married Fern Lakey in Fort Collins.
Mr. Brewer grew up in Iowa. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 23, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an aviation chief radio technician. He was discharged on Sept. 14, 1945, at the U.S. Naval Training and Distribution Center. After his discharge, he came to Greeley and worked for H. E. Green and KFKA. In 1969 he founded KUAD in Windsor, where he served as chief engineer for 23 years. His son, Phil, purchased the station in 1976. He was a member of Greeley Lodge No. 909 Loyal Order of the Moose, Greeley Lodge No. 809 BPOE, American Legion, and the United Commercial Travelers for 60 years. He was a life member of Pioneer Post No. 2121 VFW.
Survivors are his wife, Fern, of Greeley; a daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Ellen) Kerbs of Platteville; a stepdaughter, Donna Anderson of Greeley; a son Philip L. of Windsor; a stepson, Marvin Anderson of Greeley; two sisters, Lola Brewer of Rochelle, Ill., and Edith Johnson of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Adamson memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pioneer Post No. 2121 VFW. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease in care of Adamson Mortuary.
Greeley Tribune, December 22, 1987
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman