Thomas Brower

Sept. 22, 1928 – Dec. 24, 2017

FREMONT -- Thomas D. Brower, 89 years, of Fremont passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont. Thomas was born Sept. 22, 1928, in Fullerton to Robert and Lenore (Heyrock) Brower. He grew up in Fullerton and was a 1946 graduate of Fullerton High School. Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 in Japan and Korea. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1956. Thomas married Jean Wooden on Feb. 22, 1958, in Denver. He lived at Kimball, where he was the Kimball County Attorney from 1958 until moving to Sidney in 1966. He lived at Scottsbluff from 1969 to 1993, then retired from his law practice and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. Jean died Aug. 12, 2012, and in 2014 Thomas moved to Fremont.

He was a member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church at Fort Collins, Lions Club, Fort Collins Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, past member of Banner County Bank Board, served on the Western Nebraska Community College Board for 17 years, volunteered at soup kitchens and ran for State Senator in 1990. Thomas was an avid Husker Football Fan, loved to fish and enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Allenspark, Colorado.

He is survived by daughter, Beth Brower of Las Vegas; sons, Mark (Linda) Brower of North Bend and Mike (Liz) Brower of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; sister, Helen Porter of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Marge Brower of Fullerton; three grandchildren, Jackson Brower of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cade Brower of Laramie, Wyoming, and Annie (David) Slattery; and great-grandson, Parker Slattery of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; brother, John Brower; and great-grandson, Grant Leo Thomas Slattery.

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A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Peter Lutheran Church at North Bend. The Rev. Christopher Howell will officiate. Burial at the Fullerton Cemetery at Fullerton at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the United Way of Western Nebraska or Senior Alternatives in Transportation of Fort Collins.

Online condolences at:

Moser Memorial Chapel, 1040 N. Main, North Bend, NE 68649. 402-652-8159

News Editor

Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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