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BROWER, William Calvin (Bill) (1926 - 2008)


Posted By: Gayle P. Snow (email)
Date: 4/6/2023 at 21:06:14

Clear Lake - William "Bill" Calvin Brower, 81, died Friday (May 16, 2008) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, with Mark Doebel officiating. Military honors will be conducted by members of the Clear Lake VFW.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service.

Memorials may be directed to the William Brower Memorial Fund.

Bill was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Crystal Lake, the son of Henry and Johannah (Folkerts) Brower. He was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal Church on April 17, 1927. Bill served his country with the Army, entering into active service on Dec. 5, 1944, at Fort Snelling Minn., and served as a light truck driver with the 17th Infantry. He earned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan). He was honorably discharged on Nov. 16, 1946, from Fort Sheridan, Ill.

Bill was united in marriage to Marie Klaassen on Feb. 4, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They presented the world with four children, six grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters.

Bill worked for Woodford Wheeler Lumber Co. in the early years and then went to work at Northern Natural Gas in Ventura retiring after 30 years. He loved to do crossword puzzles and word searches and playing his video poker games. Bill enjoyed riding around the lake and sitting up at the Seawall where he would sometimes do his puzzles. He also enjoyed playing cards and cribbage with his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his children, Steve (Cathy) Brower, Sue (Harry) Hakes, Sandy (Roger) Baker and Shari Haugen; grandchildren, Mike (Stephanie) and great-granddaughter Abigail Hakes, Tom Hakes and great-granddaughters MacKenzie and Alexis Hakes, Andrew, Alex and Anthony Brower and Shana Haugen; siblings, Marlys Hutzell, Betty Dorenkamp; and brother-in-law, Dan Spilman; sisters-in-law, Lora Proctor and Loretta Lande.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie on Feb. 11, 2006; brother, Henry "Hank" Brower; sisters, Anna Isebrand, Hylene Nonnweiler, and Phyllis Spilman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn Brower, John Isebrand, Layton Nonnweiler, Howard Hutzell, Cort Dorenkamp, John Proctor and Ardean Lande.

Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, 641-357-2193.


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