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Donald Thomas Brew

Donald Thomas Brew, 76, of Superior, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at St. Francis in the Park following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's and Dementia.

Donald was born on June 17, 1937, the son of Vernon and Dorothy Brew.

He had worked at the Duluth News Tribune as a pressman for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Brew.

Don is survived by his wife Claudia (Homick), they would have celebrated 55 years of marriage in May; children, Donald Brew Jr. of San Diego, Calif., James Brew of Boulder, Colo., Allyson (Todd) Mattson of Coon Rapids, Minn.; grandchildren, Sarah (Christian) Grunnah of Chicago, Eric Brew of Minneapolis, David Mattson of Duluth, Joshua Brew of San Diego and Michelle Mattson of Minneapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Private interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson's Research Institute, 945 North 12th Street, Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233

The family would like to give a special thank you to the St. Francis in the Park staff and the staff of St. Luke's Hospice for their care of Don.

Downs Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at