In memory of

Wayne Brower

June 28, 1925 - July 24, 2021
From: Early, IA
Wayne Brower

Wayne Brower

Born: June 28, 1925
Died: July 24, 2021
Age: 96
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   Wayne Brower, age 96, of Early, IA, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, IA.  Wayne Thomas Brower was born on June 28, 1925, in rural Sac City, IA, to parents Thomas and Katherina (Klindt) Brower.  He grew up on the family farm outside of Nemaha, IA where he attended grade school and graduated from Nemaha High School with the class of 1944.  After graduation, Wayne enlisted to serve his country in the United States Army serving in WWII.  He was honorably discharged on March 16, 1946.

   On February 1, 1945, Wayne was united in marriage to Margie Hines.  This union was blessed with four children: Karla, Arlin, Douglas, and Richard.  Together they raised their family on a farm near Early, IA.  Wayne was a hog and grain farmer.  In their free time, he and Margie loved to make memories by taking the family on camping trips.  Margie passed away in 1991.

   On December 23, 1995, Wayne was united in marriage to Vera (Kleist) Platt at the United Methodist Church in Nemaha, IA.  From this union, Wayne gained three more children: Linda, Janene, and Lisa.

   Wayne was a member of the United Methodist Church in Nemaha and a member of the Early American Legion.  In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, playing the harmonica, bowling, and going dancing.  He and Vera loved to travel together.   Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Karla (Joe) Puetz of Early, IA, Arlin Brower of Saratoga, WY, Douglas (Diane) Brower of Carroll, IA, Janene (Jim) Combes of Nemaha, IA, Lisa (Marty) Kane of Lexington, KY; grandchildren: Kim, Marc, Neil, Amy, Laura, Jaime, Wade, Austin, Adam, Stephaine, Jason, Megan, Heather, Jesse, and Jamie; 19 great-grandchildren; extended family members and numerous friends.  

   Wayne was preceded in death by his first wife Margie Brower; son Richard Brower; infant daughter Lanyce; second wife Vera Brower and her daughter Linda Zander; parents Tom and Katie Brower; daughter-in-law Sharen (Laursen) Brower, sister Alberta Highland and brother-in-law Norman Highland.

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
July 27, 2021
United Methodist Church
Nemaha, Iowa
Reverend Betty Kiboko
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday
July 26, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2:56 PM
“Karla Wanted you to know we are thinking of you but were gone and not able to get to funeral. Couldn't find address in phone book to send card but keeping you in our prayers for comfort only God can give us. Saw your Dad on Facebook and he was enjoying new greatgrandchild so know he enjoyed life with all his family. Don & Mary Ellen Hatch”
- Mary Ellen Hatch
Monday, August 2, 2021 at 9:04 AM
“Thought and prayers for all his family”
- Cindy Williams
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:06 AM
“So saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. I so enjoyed his company, a funny, happy guy. My parents and yours had so many great times together. I've heard about many fishing trips and greyhound dog racing trips. Then they played cards together were on bowling leagues and our families spent many 4th of July's together as well. As a kid, I suspect I and my siblings drove him crazy because we always wanted him to play the harmonica for us. He worked hard and played hard. Blessed to have had a full life, nevertheless he will be missed. Our memories will certainly be cherished - know yours will as well.”
- Karen Cusick
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:21 AM
“Farewell, Wayne -- a life well-lived and worthy of honor. We'll have your family's peace and well-being and backs for you. ”
- Dick & Judy Lorenz
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:53 AM
“My sympathies to all the family. ”
- Jeff Smith
Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 10:05 PM
“Sympathy to the Brower family! ”
- Steven Frank
Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 10:05 PM
“Memories of those we Love Live Forever in our Hearts. Thinking of you at this Sad Time and Wishing You Comfort in the days to come. God's Love and Mine, Betty Hergenrader”
- Betty Hergenrader
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