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John Brower

John Brower Dec. 11, 1920 - Oct. 10, 2013

BLOMKEST - John Brower, age 92, of Blomkest, died Thursday evening, October 10, at the Sterling House Assisted Living in Willmar.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 14, at Roseland Reformed Church in Roseland. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at the church and one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg.

John Brower, son of Klaas (Clarence) and Einske (Angie) Brower was born on December 11, 1920 in Holland Township, Kandiyohi County. He married Evelyn Raske on September 18, 1947 in the Roseland Reformed Church. To this union were born six children. John farmed the same farm as his grandfather Klaas for many years in the Roseland area and then John and Evelyn owned and operated the Blomkest Caf and moved to Blomkest. In his later years he has enjoyed doing Sudoku puzzles and playing Scrabble with Evelyn. The Scrabble board was always handy for a game after supper. John loved to do woodworking and built many pieces of furniture and craft items for family and friends. He is a lifelong member of the Roseland Reformed Church. For the last year, John has been a resident at Sterling House assisted living facility in Willmar, where he passed away on the evening of Thursday October 10 at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 29 days.

He is survived by his six children: Arlene (and Jim) Martini of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Shirley (and Dan) Haubrick of Yankton, South Dakota, Joann (and Dennis) Swart of Prinsburg, Lynn (and Duane) Marcus of Litchfield, Curtis (and Ruth) Brower of Frazee, and Kevin Brower of Willmar. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and three sisters: Clara Mae Mulder of Clara City, Caroline (and Wallace) Duininck of Spicer and Joyce Twedt of Delano.

John is preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Angie Brower, wife: Evelyn in 2008, two sisters: Theda Campbell and Alice Patti, one brother: Richard Brower and two brothers-in-law: John Mulder and George Campbell.