Charles Michael Brewster was born on January 23, 1952, to Charles and Jean Brewster. He was born at Gray’s Hospital in Batesville, Ark. Mike was the first of four boys. Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to the Kansas City area, where Mike lived the rest of his life. For a short while, they lived on the Kansas side, then they moved to the Missouri side and eventually settled in Belton.
Mike attended Belton High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. He was also the quarterback of the football team and served as captain of the team during his senior year. He graduated in 1970.
After graduation, he spent a year at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., and eventually completed his degree in Business Marketing at Avila University in Kansas City.
On May 21, 1983, Mike married Patty Fines.
He spent the majority of his career in the home construction industry. He started a business called Brewster Home Improvement which he ran until 2003. In 2004, shortly after closing his own company, he took a job at United Airlines where he worked as a ramp agent and as a customer service representative. He retired from United Airlines on August 1, 2019.
Mike loved sports; he loved to watch and he loved to play. For a lot of years, snow skiing was his passion. Then he took up scuba diving, and he dived all over the world. Just three years ago, he and Patty traveled to the Truck Islands, near the Philippines, where he dived among the wreckage of the Japanese Fleet.
Mike also loved his dogs. Over the years he had seven Labrador Retrievers: one Chocolate Lab; four Black Labs; and two Yellow Labs.
Mike died at his home on Feb. 29, 2020. The cause of his death was a bilateral pulmonary embolism.
Mike’s memorial service will be held at the Freeman Baptist Church, 303 N. Washington Street, Freeman. The date and time of service, originally planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, is being rescheduled. However, the new date and time have yet to be determined. Please continue to check eternalobits.com for updated service details.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Charles Brewster, and by his youngest brother, Philip Brewster.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Brewster of Belton; by his wife, Patty Brewster of Gardner, Kan.; and by two brothers and their wives, Jack and Vicki Brewster of Peculiar, and Gary and Arletta Brewster of Belton.