Ronald E. Brewer, 68, of the town of Nasewaupee in Sturgeon Bay, WI, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 30, 1944, in Redondo Beach, CA, the son of Clifford Arnold and Emily (Anderson) Brewer. After graduating from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, CA, he served his country with the United States Army for a short period of time. Then, he attended Glendale College in California, where he studied business administration and soon after also received a Culinary Arts degree which he was awarded a fully paid scholarship based on his skills in the kitchen.
Ron worked as a general manager for Holiday Inn for a large part of his life. First in Manitowoc, WI, and also in Beloit, IL, where he received a degree in Hotel Management. Eventually, he started Lindron, a hotel management company. Ron managed the Leathem Smith Lodge in Sturgeon Bay during the late 1970s through the early 1980s as well as the Nautical Inn from 1981 until 1984, when he went to work in Illinois. In the late 1990s, he managed the Baileys Harbor Yacht Club and Wave Pointe Marina Resort.
On November 14, 1981, Ron was united in marriage to Lindy Lee Thorson. They were blessed with 31 years of marriage together. Lindy preceded him in death on December 1, 2012.
Ron was a member of Hainesville Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs while in Illinois. He loved traveling to new places with Lindy, especially Corpus Christi, TX, Hawaii, and Asia. Ron loved Lindy with all of his heart and always wanted to make her happy. He loved to (secretly) go around and do nice things for others.
Those left to mourn Ron’s passing include his brother, Del (Karen) Brewer of Knoxville, TN; half siblings, Donna Marshall of CA, Mary Delater of Houston, TX, and Clifford Hansen; mother-in-law, Irene Thorson of Nasewaupee; sister-in-law, Carrie of Nasewaupee; God-son and nephew Brandon Biles of Nasewaupee; brother-in-law, Eric Thorson; nieces and nephews; and other dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife, Lindy.
Ron’s wishes were to have no public services. Burial will be at the Hainesville Cemetery at a later date.
Huehns Funeral Home is assisting Ron’s family with arrangements.
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