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Junior H. Brouwer

October 13, 1931 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 88)

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Junior H. Brouwer, age 88 of Grand Haven, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Grand Pines Assisted Living. He was born on October 13, 1931 in Holland, MI to the late John and Henrietta (Michmerhuizens) Brouwer. Junior married Nancy Palmer on June 26, 1959 in Grand Haven.

He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1955 to 1957.  Junior was employed as a molder at Grand Haven Brass Foundry for 47 years prior to retirement.  He loved to hunt, fish, travel, and garden. Junior was a big Detroit Tigers fan and especially loved spending time with his five grandchildren. He was a long time faithful member of Second Christian Reformed Church.

Junior will be adoringly remembered and missed by his wife of 60 years, Nancy; daughter, Barbara (Brian) Fritz of Grand Haven; son, Robert (Julie) Brouwer of Grand Haven; grandchildren: Sydney Fritz and Alex, Rachel, and Conner Brouwer; sister, Arlene (Al) Blauwkamp of Zeeland; brother, Theodore Brouwer of Holland; brother-in-law, Roger Smeenge; sister-in-law, Ruth Brouwer. Junior was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Fritz in 2005; sisters, Adrianna De Roo and Mary Ellen Smeenge; and brothers, Hollis and Donald Brouwer.

The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Second Christian Reformed Church with Pastor Laura de Jong officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland. 

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January 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Service
January 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Second Christian Reformed Church
2021 Sheldon Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Boulevard, Holland MI 49423

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