Date of Birth

June 10, 1939
Brazzaville, Belgian Congo

Date of Death

January 25, 2017
Bainbridge Township, Michigan

John Anton Brower was born June 10, 1939, in Brazzaville, Belgian Congo, one of five children born to Angus and Emma (Anderson) Brower, both of whom preceded him in passing. Also preceding him in passing was a brother, Paul Brower. John passed away at home on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

The family will welcome friends from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford. At 4 p.m. a memorial celebration of John’s life will take place with the Rev. David Brower officiating. Memorial condolences for the family can be left on our website at

On Aug. 3, 1963, John was united in marriage to Sheron Seron and she survives; along with two sons, Paul (Miyuki) Brower of Powell, Ohio, and Kirk (Gini) Brower of Arvada, Colo. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Shin Brower, Ken Brower, Patrick Brower, Mary Kate Brower and Andrew Brower; a brother, David (Clara) Brower of Zeeland, Mich.; and two sisters, Mary (Larry) Elgersma of Plainwell and Ruth Rutherford of Niles.

John retired from Georgia-Pacific Paper Company after many years of faithful employment. In his spare time, John loved reading, bird watching, scuba diving, backpacking, jogging and especially playing bridge at the senior center in St. Joseph.

3 Responses to Obituaries: John Anton Brower

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for John Anton Brower in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to John’s family during their time of grief.

  • Gregg and Jannae Schuster says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and wishing you peace to bring comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

    The Schuster Family
    Arvada, CO

  • Michelle Byers says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I pray for healing for you and your family. Love, Michelle Byers. Nurse from Royalton manor.

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