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Laura J. Brower, 79, of Elkhart, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Elkhart on May 18, 1940 to the late Paul and Dorothy (Holtz) Compton.
She is survived by her loving husband, William “Bill” Brower, of 45 years of marriage; daughters, Mary (Martin) Kampars, Michaelyn Louise (Jonathan) Gordon, and Michelle Lynne Brower; sons, David William (Kelley) Elliott and Marc William Brower (Becca); 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister, Pauline Genrich; and brother, Charles (Holly) Compton. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jeanne Marie Elliott; son, Bradley Jude Elliott; sister, Mary Lou Haney; and brother, Paul Compton.
In accordance with the family’s wishes, cremation will take place at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, IN. A private family Celebration of Life Gathering will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20, Elkhart, IN 46516.
Laura worked for many years as a waitress and as a florist, specializing in creating spectacular floral arrangements. Before she retired she worked for a special client through ADEC. She loved music and was fond of dancing. She especially loved spending time with her close friends and family. Laura was never a stranger; she was a very social person who knew just about everyone in the county. She will be missed greatly by her loving friends and family.
Center for Hospice Care-Elkhart Campus
22579 Old US 20, Elkhart IN 46516