Patricia Lavonne Brewer


November 2, 1928 - December 7, 2015



Patricia Lavonne Brewer was born November 2, 1928 at Faulkton, SD to Frederick and Rose (Anglin) Sweetland. She grew up in Orient, SD and was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She graduated from Orient High School in 1946.  On May 31, 1947 she married James Brewer at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Faulkton. Pat was a CNA at Shirk Memorial Health Care Center and was employed as a clerk at the Red Owl grocery store and Bachmayer Lumber Company in Faulkton. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ethan, SD, Catholic Daughters of America, Altar Society and the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. She was a volunteer at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and in the schools and communities in which she lived. Pat had many hobbies and interests throughout the years, reading, playing bridge and piano, dancing (with Jim), singing, cooking and baking, crossword puzzles, gardening, sewing and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. Pat had a rich sense of humor, regularly bringing smiles and a good laugh. Her family happily and proudly referred to her as a glorified word smith, most likely stemming from and enhanced by her avid enjoyment of doing crosswords. Her perseverance was a daily example to others. Her love for family and friends and her faith in and love for God are strong and a source of inspiration to all.

She is survived by her husband, Jim of 68 years, four daughters: Kathy (Tom) Holmes, Watertown, Viv Schneider, Mitchell, Barb (DeWayne) Anderson, Brookings, Cara Brewer, Aurora, CO, two sons: Greg (Marie) Brewer, Hermosa, James P. Brewer, Pierre, two sisters: Judy (Jim) Chittick, Advance, NC, Viv Skinner, CA, nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, five sisters, a grandson, Heath Scott Roseland and a great-grandson, Cornelius (Case) Brewer.


Thursday, December 10, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture ~ Rosary Service ~ 6:30 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, December 11, 2015
1:00 PM
Saint Thomas Catholic Church
Faulkton, South Dakota


Faulkton Catholic Cemetery
Faulkton, South Dakota

Posted by Todd & Molly Randall on December 11, 2015
Kathy & Tom,
Thoughts & prayers to your family. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by chuck fodness on December 11, 2015
Kathy, so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mother was a wonderful person and had a very meaningful life. I am sure you cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of her. May God be with you and your family.
Posted by Jim Wagner on December 11, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and the Brewer kids at this time as they deal with the loss of Pat. Fill that empty space with all the beautiful memories that I'm sure you have.
Posted by Bruce Gunderson on December 10, 2015
May Jim and his family remember all the good Pat did in her life-time. Those remembrances will live on with all of you, despite her passing.
Posted by Jennifer M. Traver on December 9, 2015
I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jan Bowar Miller on December 9, 2015
Blessings of comfort and healing for all of you. It has been a long difficult journey, thank God she is at peace and knows perfect healing. Prayers as you adjust to a different way of life without Pat's physical presence. Her love lives on in you, her family. Wish I could be there to honor a precious life well-lived.
Posted by Dorothy and David Huss on December 9, 2015
So sorry to see that Pat passed away, she was so kindhearted and a blessing to be around. I am sure that she will be missed deeply.
Posted by Barb and Dan Duncan on December 8, 2015
Sending our deepest and sincere sympathy on the loss of your wife and mother..
Posted by Diselle Brandtiet on December 8, 2015
Sending thoughts and prayers in this sad time.
Posted by Dick & Phyllis Wherry on December 8, 2015
We want to express our deepest sympathy to the Brewer Family.
Posted by larry traver on December 8, 2015
So sorry about Pat. She is in Heaven and we will all see her later. LT
Posted by Bernard H Lesselyoung on December 8, 2015
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your wife and mother.

Barney & Jeanne Lesselyoung Faulkton SD
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