Karl Eric Brewer
Nov. 4, 1952-Feb. 27, 2021
OSAGE CITY – Karl Eric Brewer, 68, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at home in Osage City.
He was born Nov. 4, 1952, in Sunnyside, Washington, the son of Derald and Barbara (Bellanger) Brewer. He graduated from Quenemo High School in 1971. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Emporia State University.
Karl was joined in marriage to Rebecca A. Bean Aug. 23, 1975, in Osage City. Two sons, Matthew and Mark, were born to this union.
Karl owned and operated Burlingame Concrete until he had to retire due to health reasons. He attended the Osage City United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee and taught Sunday School for many years. He was a proud member of the Red Lake Nation of the Chippewa Tribe. He wrote a book called “The Right Path,” under the pin name Tom Beck, about his dedication to his spirituality.
He loved everything outdoors, including camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and gardening fruit trees and flowers.
Karl will be forever remembered by his wife, Becky, of the home; his sons, K. Matthew (Tegan) Brewer, Baldwin City, and Mark Brewer, Osage City; his sisters, Theresa Stultz, Ottawa, and Mia Condon, Memphis, Tennessee; and his brother, Kurt Brewer, Flagstaff, Arizona.
A private family celebration of life was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Osage City United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place, and his ashes will be scattered at Willow Park in south central Colorado.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences may be expressed at Vanarsdalefs.com.