Lawrence (Larry) Brouwer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 8, 2011.
Lawrence was born September 6, 1931 in Holland to Richard and Alice (Dykema) Brouwer. He married Joyce (Jager) in 1952.
They were members of Providence CRC, where Larry served as an elder and catechism teacher. He graduated from Reformed Bible Institute and served as an evangelist-pastor at Millgrove Chapel in Allegan. Lawrence was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman. He worked at Conrad-Thermotron, American Aerosols, and retired from Donnelly Mirrors.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, children: Barbara and Robert Van Regenmorter of Holland, Marilyn and Terry Day of Madrid, Spain, Rose and David Schuitema of Holland, Ann and Richard Raak of South Olive, Sheryl and Alan Vander Klok of South Olive, Alicia and Carl Bierling of Holland, Lawrence(Larry)and Kathi Brouwer of Corvallis, Montana, 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, siblings: Russell and Wilma Brouwer of Chapel Hill, NC, Annette and Bernard Zwiers, Lester and Elsa Brouwer, in-laws: Donald and Harriet Jager, Hermina and Roger Jacobs, Jason and Barb Walters, Alvin and Barb Jager, John and Mary Jager all of Holland, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be 11:00am, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Providence CRC, 821 Ottawa Ave., Holland. Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 pm, Tuesday, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bible League or Mission India.
To the Brouwer family. You have my sympathy at this time. My fondest childhood memories are at your barn. Thanks for putting up with us...Laurie
Sent by Laurie Weatherwax-Kent on Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:46:16 -0500
Our sympathy to the Raak and Brouwer Families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Aaron, Jill & Grant Raak
Sent by Jill Raak on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:05:14 -0500
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Lawrence will be greatly missed. He was a lovely man of God to be around. Rachael H.
Sent by Rachael Haveman on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:33:45 -0500
Joyce and family ,so sorry to hear about Lawerence,I always loved seeing you two when you came into GFS!My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.Audrey
Sent by Audrey Mills on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:49:44 -0500
So sorry to hear of Lawrence passing
he was a very nice man. Thinking of
All the Brouwer Family
Sent by Jeff Boes on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:35:46 -0500
Thinking of you, Joyce and family. I pray you will have many wonderful memories. Rose, I especially remember you and your encouragement in anything I sang. Thank you for that. I pray that music will encourage and comfort you all in the days ahead.
Sent by Shar Boerema on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:25:46 -0500
What a great and generous man. We have many great memories of him and your whole family. May God help you during your time of loss.
Sent by Mike and Terry DeLong on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:18:33 -0500
So sorry to hear about Uncle Lawrence. Judy called me this morning to let me know. I always remember his smile and cheerfulness when I was a little girl. What a nice way to remember him. Take care Aunt Joyce and say hello to all my cousins whom I have not seen in forever.
Sent by Sandra Gee (Brouwer) on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:58:31 -0500
Joyce, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all the great memories from our Army Reunions.
Sent by Donna Vis Van Hout on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:19:48 -0500