Jon A. Brewer, 73

Jon A. Brewer, 73, of Tipp City, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center following an illness. Jon was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Wapakoneta, son of the late Paul F. and Leona E. (Detjen) Brewer. 

He was a retired school teacher from the Vandalia Butler City Schools with 31 years of service. Jon was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he was past president of the council and a member of the call committee. He was also a member of the Southern Ohio Synod Council. 

Jon was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Brewer. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Linda; his children, David (Karen) Orange, Deborah (Jacob) Steenvoorden and Denise (Kurt) Holtz; grandchildren, Chris (Nikki) Orange, Kimmy Orange, Ashley Steenvoorden, Kristen Steenvoorden, Anthony Steenvoorden, Jeremy Steenvoorden, Kyle Holtz, Meghan Holtz and Jessica Holtz; one great-grandson, Bryson Orange; one sister, Jane (Charles) Kuhlman; nieces, Krista (Tim) Knouff and Karla (Mike) Knepper; and a great-nephew, Alyster Knouff. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, with Pastor Tom Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia, on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Southern Ohio Synod Ministries. 300 S. 2nd St., Columbus, OH 43215, the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, or to Dream 4 Pets, P.O. Box 1455 Piqua, OH 45356, in Jon’s memory. 

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