Olathe resident Merle E. Brew died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at his home in Olathe. He was 89.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta with Paul Nystrom officiating. Interment followed at Mesa View Cemetery.
Mr. Brew was born in Olathe Sept. 23, 1925, to Cecil and Irene (Paxton) Brew. He graduated from Olathe High School.
On Feb. 8, 1948, he married Eleanor Kettle in Austin. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in February.
Mr. Brew was a life member of Delta Elks Lodge #1235. He enjoyed farming, flying planes, prospecting, old steam locomotives, four-wheeling in his Jeep, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by a son, Wayne Brew; a daughter, Merlene Brew; a grandson, Quinn Archibeque, all of Delta; great-grandchildren, Morgan Archibeque of Cedaredge and Steven Archibeque of Colorado Springs; and two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Brew, both of Pea Green.
Mr. Brew was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; a sister, JoAnn Anders; and a grandson, Douglas Archibeque.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.