Raymond J. Brewer, 84, Logansport, passed away at 11 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 14, 1928, in White County, he was the son of the late Ray and Dorothy (DeWitt) Brewer. On Oct. 25, 1953, he married Marjorie Weaver, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. While in the service he was a witness to the testing of the atomic bomb in Desert Rock, Nev. He was one of the soldiers chosen to drive a deployment to sign the Japanese peace treaty in San Francisco. While in Korea, he drove trucks full of ammunition to the front lines. He was also a recipient of the Bronze Star.
He was a member of VFW Post 3790 in Logansport and he retired from White Rogers Manufacturing in 1975. Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Brewer of Logansport; daughters, Peggy Fauvergue (Greg) of Royal Center and Darlene Roller (Jerry Jr.) of Logansport; son, Howard Brewer (Becky) of Logansport; grandson, Justin Roller (Chelsy) of Monticello; great-grandson, Graysen Roller; sister, Carole Rogers of Logansport; brother, Keith Brewer (Carole) of Noblesville; and step-grandchildren, Kim Gordon (Aaron Johnson) of Chicago, Ill., Kelly Gordon of Kokomo and Michael Berry (Sarah) of Kokomo.
He was also preceded in death by granddaughter, Angie Roller; sister, Marjorie Strasser; two brothers-in-law, Mac Strasser and Merle Rogers; three nephews, Kenneth Brewer, David Gainer and Jim Guy; and niece, Pam (Rogers) Ellison.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel with Pastor Tim McKaig officiating. Burial with military rites will be performed at Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence to the Brewer family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
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