Jon S. Brouwer, age 70, of New London, formerly of Delano, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, with family and friends by his side.
He was born May 1, 1943, in Montevideo, to George and Anna (Backer) Brouwer.
Jon was baptized and made his public profession of faith in the Bunde Christian Reformed Church near Clara City.
He attended school at Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg.
Jon enlisted in the US Army Reserves while he started his career in construction, working for Berghuis Construction of Prinsburg. He was then self -employed with Delano Excavating/Delano Leasing, Inc. for 14 years. Following this, he continued his career as a crane operator, which he retired from in 2005.
He was united in marriage to Laurie Kulset Dec. 11, 1964, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in New London. To this union, four sons were born.
The Brouwers made their home in Delano for over 40 years. Jon and Laurie retired to the Kulset homestead, and where they built their retirement home.
Jon is survived by his wife, Laurie; sons James (Bridget), Paul (Gina), all of Montrose, Steven (Kelly) of Waverly, and Mark (Miranda) of Delano; eight grandchildren, Jacob, Kiley, Lauren, Shelby, Joanna, Jon, Henry and Charlotte; a sister, Lorna (Marvin) Glesne of Willmar; mother-in-law Arlette Kulset Dilley; and Laurie’s siblings Sam Kulset, Marilyn Holtkamp, Joan Kulset, David (Penny) Kulset, Gary (Cheryl) Kulset, Diane Wosmek (Bob Matson), Linda (Jim) Radabaugh, and James (Judy) Kulset; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna Brouwer; grandparents; fathers-in-law Carl Kulset and Lawrence Dilley; and sister-in-law Karen Cookson.
Funeral services took place Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at Delano Evangelical Free Church.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Iten Funeral Home in Delano; and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Joyful Heart Preschool in Delano.
Arrangements were handled by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.