Rev. Dr. Daniel Sasaro Brewer


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: May 1, 2020 at age 76

Arrangements: A service for family will be held on May 15. The in-person service is limited to only a few family members, but you may view the funeral via live stream. The funeral service for Rev. Daniel Brewer will be livestreamed here Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m.

If you have any memories, thoughts, or pictures about Rev. Brewer that you wish to share with the family, please email them to

A public memorial service will take at a future date, and more details about it will be shared later on.

Appointment information: Rev. Brewer was ordained as a deacon in 1983 and as an elder in 1985. He served as the president of the Gbarnga School of Theology in Liberia before serving Minnesota churches in Minneapolis (Hennepin Avenue and Oakland Avenue UMCs), Richfield (Church of Peace), Lakefield, and Heron Lake. He retired in 2012.

Rev. Brewer is survived by his wife, Ida Parker Brewer; his mother, Sarah Brewer-Harmon; his children, Daniel Jr. Brewer, Gloria (Joseph) Brewer-Hagan, Yeamah Brewer, Robert Brewer, and Lauretta (Togba) Kun; his siblings, Annie Zean Brewer, Sophia Brewer Sheriff, Evans Banie Brewer, Stephen Brewer Dweh-Chenneh, Henry Sebeh Brewer, and Edward Kla Brewer; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Thomas Henry Brewer Sr., and five brothers, Thomas, Dashward, Jessie, Tailmon, and Landis.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Ida Brewer, 7797 Charing Square, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Memorials are preferred to the Thomas Sarah Brewer Family Reunion and Education Fund, United Credit Union, 802 E Breckenridge St., Mexico, MO 65265.

An obituary will appear soon in the Star Tribune

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