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Elson (Al) Brouwer


ELSON (AL) BROUWER, age 90 of Ada, went to be with the Lord and spend Christmas in Heaven.  He died Thursday, December 23, 2021.

Elson was born in 1931 in Friesland, The Netherlands.  As a boy, he lived through WWII, and immigrated to America after the war.  In the 1950’s he served in the US Army.  In 1955 he married Amy and they had 61 wonderful years together on this earth.  They raised 3 sons and taught them “diligently to love and fear the Lord” (Deuteronomy 6).

Elson is now re-united with his wife Amy who preceded him in death in 2016; and their son Edward, who died in 2011.  He is survived by sons: Ronald (Patti); James (Bonnie); daughter-in-law Marilyn; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.  Also by a brother: Andrew (Jackie); and extended family, both here and in The Netherlands.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 28, 11:00 a.m. at the Ada Christian Reformed Church, 7152 Bradfield St SE, Ada, MI 49301, where Al was a member since the 1960’s.  Rev. Rick Kiekintvelt will officiate.  Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m.  There will be a light luncheon at noon.  Burial will be in Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery, in the Veterans section.

A verse to live by, as Al did:

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and you will not be dependent on anybody.”  I Thessalonians 4: 11-12.

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10 Responses

  1. Dear family

    Our condolences, keep strong to cope with this great loss

    with love

    Astrid, Lisa en Jim from The Netherlands

  2. Dear family,
    Our sincere condolences with the loss of your father and grandfather.
    Margreeth Korten (daughter of Annie en Jan) en my husband Matthijs Vleugel.

  3. Sincere condolences from Los Angeles..
    Wishing you all strength to cope with your great loss.

    Dylan, Max and Petra Staal

  4. Uncle Elson,
    rest in peace.
    Condolences to the family,
    Huib, Mirjam & Saira Korten
    The Netherlands

  5. Dear uncle Elson will miss your lovely chats on the phone.
    Condolences to all of the family
    With love
    Margriet (daughter from Henk and Tineke)

  6. To the family of Al Brouwer just found out about the dead of your father our deepest sympathy to all the deGlee family from south new berlin

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