Henry (Hank) Arnold Brouwers went to be with his heavenly Father, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Health Care Wing in Thorne Crest. He was there for six months. Memorial services officiated by Pastor Neal Ooms will be Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m from the Hollandale Reformed Church where he was a member. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Hank was born August 15, 1931 in Hollandale. He went to Maple Island and Hollandale Schools and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1949. He married his neighbor, Laura Wynia, June 30, 1954. They lived in the Hollandale area until 1997 when they moved to Albert Lea. He worked at Hollandale Marketing Association as maintenance for about 24 years and farmed. Hank and Laura traveled to Hawaii, Europe, and Mexico and wintered in the valley of Texas for 13 years. He collected toy tractors and he loved his motorcycles, Model A Ford, and his 8N Ford tractor.
Hank was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, sisters, and brother.
Henry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Laura; children, Jodee (Gene) Meyer, Delwin (friend Kristin) Brouwers, Brian (Susan) Brouwers, and Lesa Colvin; grandchildren, Jill, Josh, Jocelyn (Jason), Jenifer (Dave), Jessica, Jasmine, Casey (Brittany) and Alex; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arlo and Margaret Rogstad; brothers-in-law, Joe Groeneweg and John Vander Stoep; and many nieces and nephews.