Ralph Wesley Brewer, age 89, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born November 15, 1927, in Grant County, Kansas, the son of Eual Paul and Mary (Robison) Brewer.
Ralph attended grades 1-6 at Pleasant Valley School in rural Grant County. His education continued in Moscow, Kansas, graduating high school in 1947. Ralph met and married Ruby Jane (Krehbiel) on June 6, 1948, at Bethany Mennonite Church in Kingman, Kansas. Ralph and Ruby resided in Moscow for 45 years and upon retirement, moved to Ulysses in 2002. Ralph spent his life farming in Grant County. During the winters, he would supplement the family income by working as a mechanic and in construction. He was a member of the United Methodist Church both in Moscow and Ulysses; and also belonged to the Masonic Lodge #435.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Ruby of their home; three daughters, Sonja Hathaway of Ulysses, Kansas, Lora Louquet and husband Robert of Dodge City, Kansas, Beverly Ainsworth and husband Kent of Johnson, Kansas; five grandchildren, Robert Louquet, Jr. and wife Melissa of St. George, Kansas, Ryan Louquet and wife Cari of Azel, Texas, Elizabeth Ainsworth of Garden City, Kansas, Jason Ainsworth of Kansas City, Kansas, Megan Adams and husband Coy of Junction City, Kansas; five great-grandchildren; sister, Eula Boylan and husband John of Newton, Kansas; and brother, Max Brewer and wife Roberta of Hays, Kansas.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Brewer; and son-in-law, Gary Hathaway.
Funeral service will be Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses with Reverend Todd Guinn officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Masonic Lodge #435. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the United Methodist Church in Ulysses or Moscow in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.