William A. Brewer

November 10, 1947 ~ February 28, 2022 (age 74)


William A. Brewer, 74, of Hopewell Illinois, died on February 28, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born in Streator Illinois on November 10, 1947 to the late Earl and Lorraine (Uftring) Brewer, he married Ruth Ann Boettger on March 20, 1976 in Wenona, Illinois. Ruth Ann died on September 16, 2012.

Bill spent his career as a member of UAW Local 974 at Caterpillar as a line assembler at Mossville building BB for caterpillar for over 30 years. He then started Bill’s Mowing, mowing yards for over 20 years. He was very proud that in his retirement years he would collect aluminum cans from many people and businesses, smash them, and donate them to the Saint Jude Runners.

Bill is survived by his children William (Christy) Brewer of Chatham, Kimberly (Joe) Kinsella of Wyoming; siblings Dwayne Brewer of Varna, Corrine (Jim) Kinsolving of Rutland, Wanda Cook of Bloomington; Sister-in-law Mary Lou Boettger of Peoria; grandchildren Brayden, Brevin, and Chet. He was also preceded in death by sister Diane Brewer, an infant sister and brothers-in-law Bob and Tom Boettger.

Funeral services for Bill will be held on Saturday March 5 at 10 AM at Lenz Memorial Home with Peter Glock officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Friday March 4 at Lenz Memorial. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery and memorials can be made to the St. Jude Runners. Online condolences can be left at

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March 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lenz Memorial Home
823 5th Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service
March 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Lenz Memorial Home
823 5th Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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