Edna H. Brewer, of Woodstock, age 87, passed away on May 23, 2016 in Cary, IL. She was born June 26, 1928 in Arlington Heights, IL to the loving parents of Bernhard and Anna Louise- Laubinger.

Following high school, she trained for the Chicago metropolitan opera, auditioned and was accepted. She declined in order to raise a family. She continued to sing throughout her entire life in various church choirs. Edna worked for a large auto parts company, for the State of Arizona and other companies in accounting management. She was a determined, independent woman with a strong work ethic. Loved ones will remember her intelligent wit and love of verbal banter, caring for others, and love of nature.

Edna had strong relationships with both of her grandsons, and cherished spending time with them. A woman of faith, she participated in Bible studies most recently at Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake. In her spare time, Edna enjoyed tending to her dogs, plants, and spending time with family and friends. She had a big heart, always cared for others and volunteered in her community. She will be missed by her devoted family and all those whom she touched.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Paul Herrmann, and her sister, Gerda Homeyer.

Edna is survived by her husband of five years, Robert E. Brewer; daughter Diane Kinch (Steven); grandsons Ryan (Arielle) and Brandon Kinch, nephew Ralph Homeyer; and many friends.

Visitation will be 10:00AM-11:00AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, 575 E Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter, local veteran’s organizations, or Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake. Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin, IL 60120. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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