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Brouwer, Robert John
Robert John Brouwer, 71, graduated, a word he liked to use for the death of one devoted to God, on September 17, 2015. Bob was born on September 12, 1944, in Fresno, California, to John and Nancy Brouwer. He grew up with his three nieces in Stockton, CA. He was called by God into the pastoral ministry as a high school senior. He graduated from Whitworth College, Spokane, WA, and the American Baptist Seminary of the West, Covina, CA. He served 40 years as a pastor in Covina, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, AZ. He was devoted to the study and preaching of God's Word and to serving people. Bob is survived by his wife Dianne of 47 years, daughters Michelle Cornelius (husband Brent), Joy Leveen (husband Tom), and Alecia, two granddaughters, Grace and Hope, one grandson, Tobias, his brother, John, and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, step-mother, Frances, and sister, Irene. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church, 7025 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 7025 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, , 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006, or a . Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 11, 2015
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