John Kenneth Brower, 90, of Grundy Center, passed away on Monday, January 9th 2017 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11th from 6 to 8 PM at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 12th at 10:30 AM at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center with Pastor Al Polito officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center.
John was born on October 31, 1926 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of Henry C. & Anna (Karsjens Wilson) Brower. He grew up and attended school in Grundy Center. After schooling, John moved to Ackley, Iowa where he worked for Hadley's Locker and Dairy as a butcher. In 1959, he moved back to Grundy Center and worked at Swanson's Locker which later became VanDeest Specialty Meats. He retired in 1989.
He was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee and usher. John enjoyed collecting tea cups and he loved being around children, especially his nieces and nephews and the many children he babysat for.
John is survived by his sisters Grace Meents and Anna Mae Brower, both of Grundy Center; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Henrietta Smeins and Caroline Fuls; step-sister Marie Diehl and step-brother Wilbert Wilson; brothers-in-law John Meents, George Smeins and Gene Fuls.