Life Story / Obituary
Tim Brewer was a family man through and through. His family meant the world to him. He had a strong connection with nature and enjoyed many fishing trips over the years. Tim had genuine compassion for people and his easy-going personality made nearly everyone feel like they had known him for years. Gone too soon, he leaves behind a wonderful legacy of living life to the fullest and never taking life too seriously. He will be deeply missed for his warm sense of humor and for the unconditional love and support he gave to all who knew and loved him.
Tim’s life begins during a time in our nation’s history known for the launch of the space shuttle program, the introduction of digital watches and the first hand-held scientific calculator, the HP-35. The Volkswagen Beetle became the most popular car ever sold and Atari kicked off the first generation of video games with the release of PONG. While most American’s were focused on the results of Nixon’s Watergate scandal, Bob and Lorraine Brewer welcomed home their newborn son, Timothy on April 10, 1972, in Livonia, Michigan. One of six children, his birth brought much happiness into the family home.
Growing up, Tim lived a typical childhood of the time. He and his siblings managed to have their fair share of squabbles as well as mischief. He was especially close with his sister, Linda, over the years. She could tolerate his many moods as well as his unique interests. After graduating from Catholic Central High School, Tim pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University. It didn’t take him long to figure out that accounting really wasn’t his niche and thankfully his charming and person-centered charisma helped him in the field of sales. Tim was fortunate to land the perfect position in selling accounting software.
At a young age, Tim married and welcomed into his life three wonderful children; Ryan, Julianne, and Kristin. He cherished his role as a father. His first marriage ended in divorce. Little did he know that one day, when asked to help interview prospective coworkers, he would meet the love of his life. He later joked that if he had known he would someday marry her, he would have fought for a higher salary for her.
They joined in marriage at St. Michael’s and together they had a daughter, Lauren. Tim was immensely proud of each of his kids. He looked forward to celebrating with them over the holidays and hearing about the new adventures in their lives. Active and outgoing, he never turned down an opportunity to connect with his kids whether it be playing video games online with his son, Ryan, or inviting them over for a meal! Tim grew fond of attending Lauren’s weekend softball tournaments as well as playing catch and visiting the batting cages. A memorable trip was joining Kristen’s senior project on a tour of New York City. Willing to do anything for each of his children, he wanted nothing more than to share in their every success!
Tim held a vast array of special interests. He was an avid sports fan and loved cheering for his favorite hometown teams; the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. He had a very eclectic taste in music. He enjoyed listening to any artist from Roger Whittaker to ACDC! He also enjoyed horror movies and anything paranormal. Due to this strong interest, his family suspects that Tim may even come back to haunt them! For activity and adult interaction, he enjoyed spending time with his good buddies, Joe and Jeff. Joe was always relied on for his structure and a companion on his fishing and hunting expeditions and Jeff was always available to plan and prepare the food! As a matter of fact, Tim was a lover of all food! He was known to plan most of his daily activities around where he was getting his next meal! Always one to lean on his humor, he would do almost anything for a Twinkie and a laugh! There was never a dull moment when he was around!
In addition to his family and his furry companion, his dog, Maggie, Tim especially loved any amount of time he spent fishing. Fishing was a great passion of his and some of his favorite fishing spots included, Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. He loved trolling for walleye in the summer months and even entered several amateur tournaments and a few professional ones in the area. During the winter months, he often went ice fishing in Saginaw Bay, a popular spot for avid fishermen. Although Tim could be a literal pain in the rear at times, he had a positive energy about him and he never let an opportunity to enjoy life pass him by. He was never one to hold a grudge or take a single day of his life for granted. Tim modeled for his loved ones and many special friends the meaning of friendship as well as integrity. May they find peace in knowing that his love for them is eternal and lean on the warm collection of memories he leaves behind for comfort.