James Ernest Brester DVM

April 22, 1942December 22, 2020

James Ernest Brester DVM, 78, of Bean Blossom died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020 in his home. He was born April 22, 1942 in Indianapolis to Max William Brester and Ruth Jessup Brester. He was a Veterinarian for over 50 years at Bean Blossom Animal Clinic.

Survivors include his wife Paulette Brester of Bean Blossom; his children, Joseph Brester of Bean Blossom, Theresa (Mike) Taylor of Wooster, Ohio, Anna (Rob) Gartner of Bean Blossom and Jeb (Eliza) Brester of Bean Blossom; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Fred Brester; and a grandson, Evan Taylor.

Dr. Brester was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Brown County Humane Society, 4-H and the Brown County Community Center Scholarship fund. He was a long time veterinarian for a wide area, people would bring their pets from several counties for him to treat. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, raising cattle, and cutting firewood. It was thought that he mowed every yard in Bean Blossom except for 2.

Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Agnes Catholic Church, burial will be in Weeping Willow Cemetery.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul of Brown County, P O Box 577, Nashville, IN 47448.


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Sandy Steenbergen

February 20, 2021

The doctor will always be a legend in my heart to me and many other people and he was definitely a gift to all animals and people just doing his job I'm sure he never even knew he was a legend many people will miss him forever especially the my dog was attacked last Saturday and my heart was full of Sorrow knowing I could not take her to doctor Brewster

Suzie Paris

February 17, 2021

Jim was absolutely amazing...thank you Doc for helping so many...and thru times of crisis

Rachel Marschke - Bish

January 4, 2021

I will never forget the care he gave to my family and my community. He helped in many ways, and served as an inspiration in the way I practice medicine now. I am blessed by fond memories of Dr. Brester.

beth harris

December 30, 2020

doc b was a true hero as long as i can remember we took our animals there. as an adult continued to take my animals there choosing to wait for long hours didnt need one of those fancy clinics doc b was just fine. thanks for caring rip doc

Jean & Larry Ervin

December 30, 2020

One special man/ doctor of all animals. He saved our Remington/doberman and told us to bring him back immediately if no changes were noticed in the next 24 hrs. He gave us the salve to put on the spider bite. We could sense his concern.
We are truly blessed to have known him.
Larry & Jean

Karen McNeely

December 30, 2020

You were truly an Angel....even though you talked more to my furbabies (6 of whom met you at the end of the Rainbow🌈Bridge) than you did me, I felt your heart of gold and have never witnessed the compassion you showered on all animals. I heard that the 🌈 Bridge almost collapsed from your welcoming furfamily...🥰🥰🐾🐾🐾💔

Jim Key

December 29, 2020

There are few people we meet who rank as some variation of the holy man, just for quietly doing what best expresses what they are made of.
What Dr. Brester tirelessly did on any given day, for decades, would shame the endurance of an athlete. Over the years, my friends expressed in different ways what one plainly spoke one day. "What are we going to do when Dr. Brester isn't around anymore?" We recognized what a treasure and a rarity he was.
It was a lucky privilege to even have access to his experience and wisdom, and his presence and manner added something else into the mix. Dr. Brester was one of those people before whom I would shut my mouth and listen, in attentive appreciation.
-- JimKey

Ed & Cindy Bucker

December 27, 2020

Many thanks for the wonderful care you gave to our pets over the years. You were a special person. Condolences to the family.

Theresa OConnell

December 27, 2020

To the family of Doc Brester- your husband, your father, your grandfather meant so much to so many. Both two-legged and four-legged (and sometimes, three). I don't think I've ever met anyone who led a more impactful life than he did and I am grateful for the compassionate care he gave all the animals.

Sharon Roth

December 27, 2020

Jim was such a kind, caring, compassionate and giving man. He was so gentle with our animals. He would put his hand on one of our cats and they would mellow. He always told our cats he was sorry after giving them a shot. Jim and Paulette became our good friends. Don always said he and Jim followed each other with their physical problems. My heart ❤️ hurts for Paulette and her family. I am sure Jim is seeing all the animals he treated. Don is probably fishing with Jim now. Don would fish in their pond and always bring them fish he had caught. My prayers are with you and your family Paulette 🙏