Marianne Brower

  • Born: January 18, 1941
  • Died: July 1, 2018
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marianne Brower, 77, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in her home. Marianne was born in Holland to Elmer and Anna (Walters) Teusink on January 18, 1941. After her mother passed, she was also loved by her step-mother Daisy (Brough) Teusink.

Her joy was found in being a wife to her husband, Harvey J. Brower, and mother to her five children. She had a true servant's heart. Marianne found pride in cooking and creating a neat and tidy home for her family. Everyone who got to know Marianne loved her because of her sweet spirit. She would often send handwritten notes of love and encouragement. Marianne taught Sunday school, led children's choir at Beaverdam Reformed Church and was involved in Women's Aglow. One of the joys in her life was singing. She participated in many church choirs, most recently at Central Wesleyan Church where she was a member. Marianne was employed for 20 years by the Padnos family who became like family.

Marianne was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harvey, of 43 years; infant son, Thomas Jay; brother and sister-in-law, Major E. Don and Norma Teusink; and brother, R. Paul Teusink; brother-in-law, Jack McClendon; son-in-law, Robert Geurink; and grandson, Ryan Roseboom.

Marianne is survived by her children, William (Kim) Brower of Zeeland, Anne Geurink of Holland, Susan (Craig) Brown of Arkansas, Sarah (Anthony) Wagner of Rhode Island and Robert (Elizabeth) Brower of Holland; in-laws, Carol Teusink, Florraine (Vern) South, Vera McClendon, Esther (Paul) Walker; and several nieces and nephews.

Marianne was blessed with many grandchildren, Jay and Jessa Brower, Andrew (Evie) Geurink, Aaron (Kristen) Geurink, Aric (Dana) Geurink, Aimee Geurink (fiancé Jonathan Hop), Johanna (Spencer) Erickson, Creighton Brown (fiancé Shianne Johnson), Shelby, Joshua and Alexa Wagner; Madeline, Connor, Thorin and Adrian Brower. She also has six great-grandsons and two great-grandchildren on the way.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Marianne will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Central Wesleyan Church Chapel, 446 W 40th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 5 at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Memorial contributions may be given to Winning at Home and Hospice of Holland.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Though time slips away memories are never gray, remembering the smile of Marianne would always brighten anyones day! Sorry for your loss William, Anne, Sue, Sarah & Bobby. I pray God will comfort and strengthen you and your families in this time.

Posted by Randy Luckett - Grand Haven, MI - Family Friend   July 07, 2018

Marianne's life and love and smile have been a blessing and encouragement to me since I met her and Harv in the early 70s. We know you will miss her greatly! We entrust each of you to the Shepherd's arms, where you need fear no evil for He is with you.

Posted by Terry and Marilyn Day - Guadlalajara, Spain - Friend   July 06, 2018

Remembering you and Harvey and Pastor French from the 70's.

Posted by Bob and Janet Pratt - Hudsonville, MI - Friend   July 05, 2018


Sympathy & prayers to the family. I will never forget Marianne & her true sweet smile & spirit. Always enjoyed her fellowship at Beaverdam church. She was a blessing to many.

Posted by Lucy Hoffman - Beaverdam, MI - Acquaintance   July 05, 2018


I am so sorry for the loss of this gentle lady. I know she will be missed greatly by her family but also by anyone who knew her.

Posted by Diane & Craig Wagner - Fairfield, IA - Friend   July 03, 2018


Yes her very sweet spirit always made us feel so welcome, accepted and loved. I will miss this petite princess.

Posted by Carol Henderson - MI - Family   July 03, 2018


Posted by Michelle Qualls - Lake Orion, MI - Family Friend   July 03, 2018

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