Larry Brewer

Date of Death: Mar 22, 2021
Larry Brewer

1953 - 2021

Larry Brewer, 67, of rural Waupun, passed away unexpectedly March 22, 2021 at his home.


Larry was born November 14, 1953 in Wyatt, MO the son of Lawrence and Ruby (Hunt) Brewer. Larry graduated from North Las Vegas High School in 1972. After graduation he moved to Waupun where he worked for John Deer for 30 years. Larry proudly worked as an auditor for the 300 line and served as a union steward. On May 7, 1977 he married Jennifer Nefstead. The couple has resided in Waupun all their married lives. After retirement, Larry enjoyed the ponds he had worked so hard digging, working on cars, and collecting his regular thrift shop finds. He took immense joy in helping others as he had gotten older. There were a number of people who had come to rely on his kindness and willingness to help on a regular basis. Larry was a man who enjoyed laughing with people and was known as a master of sarcasm. His lightning quick wit was known by many.


Larry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jennifer Brewer; their three children: Lawrence A. (Erin) Brewer, Benjamin (Melissa) Brewer, and Katie Brewer; five grandchildren: Lawrence M. and Ruth Brewer, Audrey and Jaquelyn Brewer, and Lillia Brewer; two sisters: Diane Clark and Teri Jean (Paul) Benzel; half-sister, Cheryl Turner; stepmother, Mary Bull; brother-in-law, Mel (Barb) Nefstead; and nieces and nephews.


Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William; sister, Jane Dyke; an infant grandchild, Daisy; and sister-in-law, Carla Klapper.


The family will be holding a private celebration of life for Larry at a later date at the home that he raised his family. Please forward condolences for the family to (N4228 Brown Road, Waupun).



  1. Nancy L Vanderkin Says: March 25, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Sending many hugs and prayers for Jen and her family.

  2. Bob & Melanie Reinap Says: March 25, 2021 at 8:32 am

    To the Brewer Crew – we wish you peace and joy as you spend time reflecting on your husband and father, Larry. He was one of those people who made you feel good when visiting with him. Also, he was as spontaneous as the rest of the family. We checked on FB, and it looks like the Crew has expanded, which means that Larry’s influence on the world has expanded. God bless your whole family.

  3. vicky s oppermann Says: March 25, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Prayers and hugs to all of you. So sorry to hear praying for God’s peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  4. Robyn Vanderbush Says: March 25, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Sending big hugs to all of you!! Your dad, and husband will be missed by many, and never forgotten!! Please find some strength in knowing he is with you always!! Love you guys!!????

  5. Bob Chapman Says: March 25, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    I remember my Dad car pooling to work with him many times. Rip

  6. Jenny, remember Larry from both John Deere and the hospital therapy unit. He would deliver my steel in the early days at Deere. The therapy unit at the local hospital wasn’t the same when Larry was there. His since of humor one will never forget. My sincere sympathies to your and the family in Larry’s death.

  7. Brian Long Says: March 26, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I was a boyhood friend of Larry in the mid to late 60’s. Never will forget him. Even as a kid he was extremely resourceful, he was a great friend that I looked up to alot. Sorry for your loss.

  8. Rick Bednarek Says: March 27, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Sorry to hear of the loss of an old friend an coworker. His sense of humor will sadly be missed. You are in pAt and my prayers.

  9. John Carstens Says: March 28, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Larry and I worked at JDHW and always had interesting days. My sympathy to all for the loss of a great guy and friend to all.

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