Alan Richard Brewer
January 5, 1954 – December 23, 2021
Alan Richard Brewer, 67, died peacefully at his home in Omaha, Nebraska under the care of his loving family on December 23, 2021.
Almost 7 years ago Alan was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. A particularly devastating diagnosis to him as his life’s goal was to live to be 100 years old. Alan fought valiantly against this all-encompassing and overwhelming disease.
Alan is preceded in death by his sister Kathi Abell, mother-in-law and father-in-law Kay and Lee Schoemann and brothers-in-law Jerry and Gene Schoemann.
Survived by his parents Pat and Jack Brewer, devoted wife of 47 years Mary Kae Brewer, children Ann (Nick) Schuchardt, Marc Brewer, Andy (Michaelyn) Brewer, Mitch (Alisen) Brewer. His 5 precious grandchildren, Madelyn and Lily Schuchardt, Josie and Kenneth Brewer, and Nina Brewer. His brother Duane (Shirley) Brewer, sister Ruth Sutton, sister-in-law Ginger Schoemann, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Alan’s career started as a landscaper and ended in computer programming. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests over his life including being a passionate gardener of many trees, flowers, vegetables and fruits. He participated in softball and bowling leagues, loved coin collecting, baking, camping, astronomy, fishing, playing board and card games with his family and friends and had an unwavering love and appreciation for Michigan sports especially Michigan football.
Alan loved nature and most activities which involved being outdoors. He treasured and was the most content being in or near the water. From swimming in the ocean to fishing and playing or canoeing in any lake big or small. He also took pride in and enjoyed landscaping around his home, especially his eye-catching front yard tulips.
Alan always had a special connection with animals. From wild to domestic animals he appreciated, respected and cared for any animal which crossed his path. He was most well-known for his connection to his family’s dogs. Often referred to by his children as the ‘dog whisper’ since the training and understanding of a dog’s nature came easily to him.
Above all, Alan was dedicated to his family and active in the lives of his kids and grandkids. From coaching his boys on their little league teams, supporting his children in all their endeavors and attending his grandchildren’s dance recitals, sporting events and all their school activities.
Alan, while quiet and reserved, was also quick witted, known for his ‘dad jokes’ and always willing to offer words of advice or a helping hand when needed. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered as a habitual prankster who used humor to show his love.
The family will hold a private service and ask that any donations made in Alan’s honor go towards ocean and rainforest preservation, ASPCA or to any wildlife conservation.