Nan was born in 1939, to Harry John Brewer and Freida Mozelle (Elliot) Brewer, she found a friend in Wilma Gates of Pratt, KS, who was a devote Christian woman who prayed every day for Nan to be protected by God, to be called by The Holy Spirit into God’s Kingdom. At a very early age Nan did not know why, but she developed a sense that God was going to care for her and that He loved her and that He would carry her through all the turmoil surrounding her life. Only years later did she learn of Wilma’s daily prayers for her and in the mid-1960s as a young mother in Bryan-College Station, TX, she answered the call of the Holy Spirit and committed her life to Jesus as LORD and Savior. Her focus and purpose in life changed dramatically.
Nan’s parents were Harry John Brewer and Freida Mozelle (Elliot) Brewer. She had an older brother, John, now deceased. Nan had three children, a son Michael (wife Cheryl) of Deland, IL, a son Jeb (now deceased) with wife Linda of Des Moines, IA, and a daughter Kena Kathleen Muhlbauer (husband Thomas) of Earlysville, VA. Nan is survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and her husband, Ken.
Nan’s brother, John, ridiculed Nan and her faith most of his life, but as he neared death from lung cancer, he was willing to listen to her gospel presentation from her Gideon Testament and gave his life to Jesus as LORD and Savior. Thus, on Saturday evening, Nan now joins John and Jeb in the sleep of death in Christ to await the resurrection at Jesus’ return and receive their glorified bodies.
Nan developed two passions in her life activities. One was quilting. She participated in several quilting groups in Ames, IA, and went on Sew Great Tours with Nancy Thompson of Nevada, IA, to Houston, TX, to Sisters, OR, to Washington, PA, to Bennington, VT, to Madison, WI, to Des Moines, IA, and to Fort Dodge, IA, over the years. Nan enjoyed making quilts for wounded men and women veterans (Quilts of Valor) and also for women’s shelters. She also loved to teach Bible studies to women in various venues including several churches and the Gideon Auxiliary Ministry to women in the Story County Jail.
For persons considering sending flowers to Nan’s funeral, we ask that you instead consider making a memorial donation to one of the four following organizations:
1. Story County Gideons Camp, P. O. Box 2375, Ames, IA, 50010-2375 2. Heartland Baptist Church, 3333 Stange Road, Ames, IA, 50010-4480 3. Laurel Hill Baptist Church, 3595 Grand Forks Blvd., Charlottesville, VA, 22911 4. Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 3C, Charlottesville, VA, 22911-8608
Services will be held at Heartland Baptist Church in Ames.
- Nan’s parents were Harry John Brewer and Freida Mozelle (Elliot) Brewer. She had an older brother, John, now deceased. Nan had three children, a son Michael (wife Cheryl) of Deland, IL, a son Jeb (now deceased) with wife Linda of Des Moines, IA, and a daughter Kena Kathleen Muhlbauer (husband Thomas) of Earlysville, VA. Nan is survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and her husband, Ken.
- Donald Brewer, Pallbearer
- Gary Brewer, Pallbearer
- Matthew Brewer, Pallbearer
- Andrew Brewer, Pallbearer
- James Brewer, Pallbearer
- Scott Greene, Pallbearer
Story County Gideons Camp
P. O. Box 2375, Ames, Iowa 50010-2375
Heartland Baptist Church,
3333 Stange Road, Ames, Iowa 50010-4480
Laurel Hill Baptist Church
3595 Grand Forks Blvd., Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Hospice of the Piedmont
675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 3C, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911-8608
- Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Burial Wednesday, November 7, 2018
December 2, 2018
Dear Ken and Family, I can still see Nan's warm friendly smile and and hear her cheerful greeting. She was enthused about life and had a strong moral character as well as a love of God and a strong faith. I remember going to the Iowa State Fairs with Ken and Nan and also playing games at their house. What fun, laughter and great memories Diane and I had. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a true friend.
November 8, 2018
Ken and Family....
Thanking God with you for all the years He granted with Nan ! So sorry for your loss. Nan's life impact continues in the lives of those she (and Ken) touched along the way and that includes Marcia and me. Be assured of our prayer as you move through this season of "grieving with hope."
Marcia and Terry DeZonia
Marge & Jim Iversen
November 3, 2018
Ken & family,
We send our condolences to you and your family. I knew Nan through Faculty Women's Club and a Neighborhood Bible Study group from many years ago. She was a very special person and I enjoyed her friendship. She will be missed by her many friends. We moved to Decorah seven years ago so had not had contact with each other for awhile.
With our deepest sympathy. Jim & Marge Iversen