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John Brewster

1982 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Staff Sgt. John Charles Brewster, 29, Washington, formerly of Bowling Green, departed this life Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Brewster was born Dec. 17, 1982, in Hannibal, the son of Alvin Floyd Brewster and wife Kathy Lou, nee Pederson.

As a young man, he was united in marriage and blessed to have one son.

On April 14, 2012, he was united in marriage to Amber Marie Presley and their families were joined as one.

Mr. Brewster is survived by his wife, Amber Brewster, Washington; his son, Mason Brewster, O'Fallon; his parents, Al and Kathy Brewster, Bowling Green; his grandmother, Mary Brewster, Bowling Green; his mother-in-law, Jean Presley and fiance Bill Phillips, Washington; two stepdaughters, Allison and Luci Brendel, Union; three brothers, Rodney Brewster and fiancé Michelle Gish, Vandalia, Terry Brewster and wife Sabrina and Danny Brewster, all of Bowling Green; aunts; uncles; great-aunts and -uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Charles Brewster and John H. Pederson Jr.; one grandmother, Evelyn Pederson; and one nephew, Brogan Brewster.

Mr. Brewster was a Christian of the Baptist faith, believing in the Lord as his Savior.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, having entered on Nov. 5, 2003. He was proud to have served two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Brewster was currently working as a recruiting officer in the Washington office.

He enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but especially liked derby racing, four-wheeling and going bowling.

Mr. Brewster enjoyed watching movies and listening to '80s music.

Nothing made him happier than the time spent with his son and stepdaughters and all of his family.

Many wonderful memories have been created through the years and will be cherished by all his family.

Mr. Brewster's kind, caring ways will forever be remembered and the devotion he has shown to his wife will not be forgotten.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bill Savage officiating.

Interment with full military honors was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bowling Green, with the Rev. Keith Barnhart officiating.

Memorials to the family are preferred.

The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on Aug. 15, 2012
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