John W. Brouwer

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JOHN W. BROUWER DYER, IN
John W. Brouwer, age 77, of Dyer, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 16, 2012. Loving husband for 54 years of Kathleen Brouwer (nee DeJong); devoted father of Carol Den Besten, Diane (David) Swets, John (Becky) Brouwer, and the late Janice Porter; loving grandfather of Bob (Joanne), Keith (Angela), and Kevin Den Besten, Tricia (Keith) Derks, Mike (Emily) Swets, Kristen (Dave) Bruinius, Heather (Greg) Blocker, Cameron, Corinna, and Candice Brouwer, Benjamin, Joel, Morgan, and Chloe Porter; great grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Mick (Ellie) Brouwer, Richard (Carol) Brouwer, Nancy (Larry) Vander Woude, late Peter Brouwer, late Betty (Gary) Voogt, and late Cathy (John) Ericks; brother-in-law of Howard (Norma) DeJong, Elaine (late Robert) Duimstra, Ted (Gwen) DeJong, Evelyn (Garrett) Musch, Phyllis (Jon) Huisman, Warren (Susan) DeJong, Marvin (Sally) DeJong, late Dolores DeJong and late Cynthia Wiltjer. Visitation Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN 46311. Funeral service Thursday at 10:00 AM at Oak Glen United Reformed Church, 2244 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL 60438. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. John introduced steam cleaning in the Chicago area 40 years ago under Brouwer Bros. Steamatic. Memorial contributions may be given to Illiana Christian High School Foundation Fund or Lansing Christian School Foundation Fund. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit www.SMITSFH.com.

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2121 Pleasant Springs Lane
Dyer, IN 46311
219 322-7300
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Published in The Times on July 17, 2012