Leonard Paul Brewer, 59 of Boscobel, was reunited with his parents on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was born July 28, 1958 to Paul & Mary Brewer of Boscobel. Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Lesa, (and faithful dog, Grizz) of Boscobel; daughter, Jasmine (Nick) Ratas, of Grafton, WI; son, Jerrett Brewer, of Spring Green; stepdaughters: Renae (Ted) Krause of Muscoda, Amanda Puckett of Boscobel, and Daylene (Jason) Long of Gays Mills; sister, Linda Brewer (Dale Lavelle), of Fitchburg, brother, Bob (Theresa) Brewer, of Boscobel; 10 grandchildren who he adored: David, Naedene, Austin, Chris, Tayden, Irim, Iasia, Kindohl, Gavin and Tenae; nieces: Jada (Chris) Hrubes, Jessica Brewer; nephews: Josh (Paris Fobbe) Lavelle and Ben Lavelle; and many other special friends, cousins, and extended family members.
Leonard loved to spend time with family and friends. He was an avid hunter who spent many weeks in Wyoming and Montana in search of his trophy buck and taking in the beauty of the Wild West. In recent years Leonard and his wife spent many weekends camping with close friends Punk and Becky Hardy and making jerky with George and Kathy Wallin. Leonard also spent a lot of time reading western novels and watching John Wayne movies with his wife.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all friends and family members who helped out during the last couple years as Leonard fought his battle. We are forever grateful for your support. The family would also like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse who assisted Leonard. They are an extremely compassionate team. Leonard’s sense of humor never diminished during his fight; he continued to tease and pull pranks on the hospital associates throughout the entire process.
A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held at the Kendall Funeral Service, 209 Mary Street, Boscobel on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.kendallfuneralservice.com.
Leonard lived by the following quote: “I’m not the sort to back away from a fight. I don’t believe in shrinking from anything. It’s not my speed; I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.” – John Wayne