BRITT – Jennie M. Brouwer, 81, of Britt died Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 19th at the United Methodist Church in Britt with Rev. Robert Dodge officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Thursday at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Genevieve Mary Brouwer, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Hettenbach) Grothe, was born February 9, 1933 in Bloomfield, Nebraska. She attended school at Creighton, Nebraska until the eighth grade when she moved with her family to Forest City. Jennie graduated from Forest City High School in 1952. On June 30, 1955 she was married to Jake Brouwer in Clarion. They made their home in Britt where they raised their family. Jennie enjoyed trips to the casino with Jake, raising African violets, weekly 500 card club and spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Britt and UMW.
Jennie is survived by her four children, Karen (Dale) Douglas of Britt, David (Mary) Brouwer of Britt, Keith Brouwer (fiancee, Pat Richards) of Britt and RoseAnn (Kevin) Duryee of Garner; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Zila of Lake Mills; three brothers, James (Josie) Grothe of Iowa Falls, Don (Ila) Grothe of Lake Mills and Dick (Sandy) Grothe of Leland; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Grothe of Sutherland, IA; a brother-in-law, Merrill Olson of Britt; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jake in 2007; a granddaughter Lora; brothers, Joseph and Paul Grothe; and sister, Frieda Olson.
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