Mary Brewer, of Niles

Published 9:04am Monday, April 14, 2014

May 4, 1932 — April 11, 2014

Mary Brewer was born on May 4, 1932 to the late Max and Beulah (Gilbert) Albrecht in Niles, Mich.

After high school Mary went on to work at Simplicity Pattern Company as a press assistant and retired in 1997 after more than 43 years.

She loved spending time outdoors. Mary and her long time boyfriend, Bill Rutkowski, especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. She was also a great cook and enjoyed planting flowers at her home.

She is preceded in death by her parents and survived by her son Michael (Angela) Brewer of Niles; companion Bill Rutkowski of Niles; grandchildren Miki Brewer of Elkhart, Ind., Max Brewer of Cassopolis, Mich., Jodee (Adam) Miller of Elkhart, Ind. and Steve (Diana) Baker of Niles and sister Sharon Urquart of Niles.

Funeral services to honor Mary’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Niles, with a time of visitation one hour prior.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.


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