In Memory of

Barbara Ann Brewer

October 9, 1937 - September 15, 2016
Barbara Ann Brewer, the daughter of Clarence and Viola (Jungers) Schemmel was born October 9, 1937, in Granville, IA. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Remsen where she attended school. Her family later moved to town and she graduated from St. Mary's High School. Following high school, Barb attended and graduated from beauty and cosmetology school in Sioux City, IA. Barb was united in marriage to Raymond Brewer in 1961. They were blessed with six children. Barb worked as a hairdresser for many years in Cherokee. She fixed hair at Countryside Estates and the Cherokee Villa. She loved her job and the many close friends she made over the years. Barb was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Faith and family were the two most important things in her life. Barb raised and nurtured her six children primarily on her own for many years. Barb had many hobbies which included her favorite, playing cards. She was known to play on numerous card clubs sometimes playing up to four times a week. She also enjoyed going to plays and movies, and loved butter popcorn. She also spent time in her garden, attending to her many flowers, and was the best homemade pie maker around. Most of all she enjoyed the time with her family and friends. On September 15, 2016, Barb passed away at Accura Health Care Center in Cherokee at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Viola Schemmel; one grandson, Andrew Hargrave; and one brother, Robert Schemmel. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: David (Cheryl) Brewer of Cherokee, IA, Diana Brewer of Cherokee, IA, James (Sue) Brewer of Cary, NC, Lisa (Tom) Hargrave of Spencer, IA, Harry (Caryn) Brewer of Prairie Village, KS, and Karen (David) Pace of Blue Spring, MO; two brothers, Mel (Martha) Schemmel of Oxford, IA, and Clem (Joyce) Schemmel of Sumner, IA; one sister-in-law, Norma Schemmel of Storm Lake, IA; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. The family requests that memorials be made to the Good Times Place or Cherokee Community Theatre.
Father Dan Guenther Father Dan Rupp
Nick Brewer Natalie Brewer Emily Brewer Nicole Brewer Jessica Brewer Justin Hargrave Robert Hargrave Colton Brewer ellie Brewer Barrett "Bear" Brewer
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5:00-700 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m. rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughters and a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Organist- Suzanne Winterhof Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She and I attended beauty school together and shared an apartment in Sioux City after we got our first jobs. Over the years we exchanged Christmas and Birthday cards and occasionally got together for lunch;the last time last Fall when we had a nice visit. She was a great person,we had some fun times. My deepest sympathys to her family. ”
- Gladys Mroczkowski
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers and sympathy are with you
Barb always had a smile and upbeat attitude
She will be missed by many. Ande and Gary Leatherman ”
- Andrea Leatherman
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss”
- Jerry and Vicki Menke
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I was very sad to hear the passing of Mrs. Brewer. She was always very supportive of Harry and all of his friends. She will be missed. ”
- Dan Larson
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Jeff, Lisa, Alli and JD Fiedler
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Gods Love”
- Daniel and Susan Hyde
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We are so very sorry to learn of Barbara's passing. Our sympathies to the family. ”
- Jean E Tigges
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Nita Hargrave Richards
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sending sympathies to your family”
- Cara Jacobson
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear the news regarding Barbara. Do hope she passed away peacefully and now enjoying the love and grace of Our Lord. I remember her well though it's been years since we've last seen each other. Would have loved to come to Cherokee to say farewell to Barbara and visit with the family but unable to make it. Just remember she will be in our prayers.”
- Russ and Marlene (Schemmel) Grady
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Our hearts are heavy knowing your Mom is no longer with us but we all know where she is. She is in paradise and heaven has gained a new angel We all loved her very much! Mom shared a memory of when we lived by you all. She said every day she looked forward to hanging out clothes because your Mom & her did that at the same time and it was their chance to talk and catch up. Mom would always tell me about how I cut my hair when I was a toddler and your Mom gave me a shag and started a new trend. Your Mom was a wonderful mother and did an amazing job with her kids. It was an honor for us to have called her a friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. All our love, The Strahmann Family”
- Mary A Schwaigert
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.Barb is,was,and always will be someone very special to me and everyone who loves her.She will be missed by all but shall never be forgotten.”
- Kara J Klingborg
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