Richard Dennis Brewer Jr., 65, of Kalkaska, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2018. He was born on July 30, 1952 in Ann Arbor, son to the late Richard and Mildred (Schneider) Brewer.
Ric often made people smile by telling jokes. He was well-loved by many. He served his community well as a firefighter. Ric fought fires in Fowlerville from 1974 to 1980, then in Howell from 1980 to 1990. He continued with the DNR Wildland Fire in Stephenson in 1990, and then began in Kalkaska in 1992 until 2010. He had a passion for his brothers and sisters in fire service.
Ric was dedicated to his family and will be severely missed by his wife of 45 years, Peggy (Warr); daughter, Heather (Jimmy Davidson) White; sons, Ryan (Emily) Brewer and Chris (Rachel Ramirez) Brewer; grandkids, Hannah White, Nick Brewer, Eddie Davidson, Seth White, Cam Davidson, and Jake Brewer; siblings, Sandy (Brian) Risdon, Kim (David) Hune, Chris (David) Martinez, Denise (Dan) Wolverton, and Steve (Michelle) Brewer; many nieces and nephews; and all of his friends whose lives he touched.
Ric was preceded in death by his parents.
A time for gathering with family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, today, Feb. 16, 2018 at Kalkaska Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow beginning at noon in the Chapel of Kalkaska Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's honor to the family or the Fire Team 7 Auxiliary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on February 16, 2018