- November 1, 2023
Audrey Brewer, 86, died Saturday evening, Oct. 28, 2023, at U of I hospital following a sudden illness.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with graveside service to follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Norwich Cemetery, Martelle. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www. Goettsch online.com.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Beth (Craig) Beadle, Melonie Rumbaugh; a daughter-in-law, Jill Brewer; grandchildren, Ben (Nikki) Brewer, Josh (Elaine) Costello, Corey (Dalton) Brewer, Jessie (Josh) Merrill, Jennifer (Peder) Lueben, Rebecca Beadle (Vance Van Donselaar), Rachel Beadle; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jackson Costello, Kaylee, Hayden and Hope Brewer, Gunner Brewer, Kayden Parker, Jocelynn, Josie, Journee, and Jace Merrill and Scarlett Carano; a sister, Anna Mary Hostert; two sisters-in-law, Martha Ann Titmus and Alma Brewer; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Mike; a son, Mark; her sister, Betty Jean Wacker; and an Infant brother, Joseph Coonrod.
Audrey Lee Coonrod was born July 2, 1937, at Iowa City, Iowa. She was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Edith Wilson Coonrod. Audrey graduated from the Martelle High School in 1956. She married Mike Brewer on April 29, 1956, in East Moline, Ill. The couple operated a DX station in Martelle. Audrey worked at Collins Radio and Iowa Manufacturing, and was a devoted housewife and mother. In later years she and Mike enjoyed going to Florida for the winter.
Audrey enjoyed watching dirt track racing and NASCAR. She loved wildlife, watching deer, and feeding the birds and turkeys. She was an avid Hawkeyes fan. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
The family would like to thank everyone at palliative care for their kindness.