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Robert Brewster

October 21, 1951 — September 20, 2023

Robert Brewster

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Rob Brewster, at the age of 71.

He departed this world on September 20th, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love; 4 children, 7 grandchildren and one great granddaughter, 3 siblings and countless stories with friends.

Born on October 21st, 1951, in Cherokee Oklahoma to Delbert and Pauline Brewster. Rob was the typical middle child with two older brothers, one younger brother and a younger sister.

Rob lived his life to the fullest, everyone's friend and always ready for a party. He possessed an unyielding spirit and a zest for adventure and loved all sports, which was evident in the passions he pursued throughout his life.

Beginning in his early hippie years, Rob dreamed of being in a band. With no musical talent to speak of, he still grabbed a mic attempting to sing whenever possible. However, his musical dreams ended when he married Mary and became a father at the age of 19. Marriage and fatherhood unsuccessfully attempted to tame him. However eventually, at the age of 31, and the birth of his youngest daughter, Mary Rose, he finally cut his long dark hair and decided to become "respectable" and joined the family business, Midwest Hearing.

Midwest Hearing, which was started in 1948 by his father, became Rob's career passion. He worked side by side with his best friend and older brother Terry, brothers Dennis, Ron, and sister Debbie. His son Josh joined the Midwest team and carries on the Hearing Specialist legacy, selling the only American Made hearing aids, a proud family tradition.

Rob was always a sports enthusiast. A high school wrestler, now with two young sons, decided why not coach. Rob and Ray Kramer embarked on a journey to coach and inspire countless young athletes in the Clearwater and Goddard Youth / Kids program and were instrumental in founding the Wichita Classic Youth Wrestling Tournament.

This left an indelible mark on the wrestling community inspiring countless young athletes to achieve their potential. His ability to connect and coach with youth and his tenacity and discipline on the mat were a testament to his commitment to excellence.

Another of Rob's many joys was casting his line hoping to hook that HUGE bass at Big Hill Lake, or hunting pheasant and quail in Beloit with friends.

The next phase of his sports enthusiast life was men's softball. We are not sure what Rob enjoyed the most, the game or tailgating with the guys after the game. Rob was always "one of the guys." His love for softball extended to baseball and the NBC Tournament, which he shared with his brother Terry, son Josh, daughter in law Michelle and 3 granddaughters Kiersten, Kiley, and Kadence.

In addition to men's softball, Rob was a season ticket holder for WSU men's basketball and never missed a home game.

A devoted fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Rob cheered for his beloved team with unmatched enthusiasm. Known to throw his hat at the screen when a mistake was made. The Chief's football games usually came with a side of Rob's chili (the only dish that he could successfully make). 90% of his clothing was red / gold the other 10% black / gold for the WSU Shockers. A direct contrast to his black and silver Raider's loving son Zach, and son-in-law Jason.

When he sought a mellower pastime, Rob, turned to the soothing melodies of the Moody Blues, Eagles, Marshall Tucker Band and a cold Coors.

The camaraderie he shared with his friends over a cold Coors was a testament to his social nature and love of being with the guys.

Above all else, Rob has 4 astonishing children, all who love, support and respect each other while loving Rob with all his idiosyncrasies.

Rob is preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Pauline Brewster, his brother Terry Brewster, and son Isaac Brewster. He is survived by his children, Mignon Brewster, Zach & Kris Brewster, Josh & Michelle Brewster, Mary Brewster & Eli Naeher, son-in-law Jason Layman, his grandchildren Noah (Makenzie), Jude, Elijah, Jonah, Kiersten Parks (Christian), Kadence, Kiley and his first great granddaughter Scarlett Brewster. He is survived by his siblings Dennis Brewster, sister-in-law Sandy Brewstser, Ron & Kay Brewster and Debbie & Rick Emerson and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life October 7th at The Red Barn, 11200 W 37th St. N., at 2:00. Please wear your KC Chiefs red / gold or WSU Shocker black / gold.

We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Rob is resting easy, and I am sure Terry was waiting for him with a beer.

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