Larry R. Brewster, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.
A funeral service for Mr. Brewster will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 16 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Jeffrey A. McPheron of the Trenton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant with graveside military honors conducted by Iowa Military Funeral Honors and the Henry County Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 12 Noon to 9:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Kimzey Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 PM on Thursday. A public Masonic Service will be held at 7 PM at the funeral home, conducted by the Mt. Pleasant Lodge #8 AF & AM.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Richwoods Cemetery Association.
Larry Richard Brewster was born December 8, 1947 in Washington, Iowa. He was the son of Warren and Pauline Violet (Gill) Brewster. Larry graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1966. He studied at Southeastern Community College in Burlington and graduated from Parsons College in Fairfield in 1970 with a BA in Business Administration.
After graduation from Parsons, Larry entered the United States Army. He was inducted on August 24, 1970 at Camp Dodge in Des Moines. He served for a time in Germany. He was honorably discharged as an SP-5 at Fort Dix, New Jersey on March 2, 1972.
Larry had a long career with the United States Postal Service. He was the bulk mailing clerk at Alaniz Printing, was a Rural Letter Carrier and was also a clerk at the Mt. Pleasant Post Office. He also farmed the family farm with his brother.
Larry was a member and past officer of the Mt. Pleasant Lodge #8 AF & AM. He was a member of the American Legion and had served as the Commander of the former American Legion Post of Trenton, IA. Larry took on the responsibility of decorating the veterans’ graves in Green Mound, White Oak and Messer cemeteries. He served on the board of the Richwood Cemetery Association. Larry was a longtime member of the Wayland Tractor Club and the Big Creek Tractor Club, as he had his father’s 1951 WD Allis Chalmers tractor restored. Larry enjoyed hunting deer on the family land.
Larry is survived by his brother Charles of Mt. Pleasant.
His parents and an infant sister, Kay Ann Brewster, in death.
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