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Dennis 'Dino''s Story

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Dennis 'Dino' Ray Brower, 62, of Odon, passed from this life on Friday in Jasper. He was born Nov. 15, 1954, in Knox County, to James Jr. and Betty L. (Jackson) Brower.

Dennis graduated from North Daviess High School in 1973 and joined the U.S. Navy. He served on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he took a job working at the Crane Naval Base, where he worked until retirement in 2007. Dennis was a member of the Odon First Christian Church and loved his family and countless friends. He was an amazing friend, with a big heart; and he had a blunt and funny way of laying life out for you. He loved motorcycles as evidenced by many rides with his son, brothers and friends and the comical stories that were told after each adventurous trip. Some of the best days of his life were shared on motorcycle rides.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Brower of Odon; one son, Derek (Amanda) Brower; three grandsons: Austin, Braxton and Deacon Brower, all of Washington; two granddaughters: Claire and Solei Murphy of Vincennes; two brothers: Darrell (Debbie) Brower of Odon and David (Amy) Brower of Washington; a sister, Darla Brower of Odon; and nephews: Dalton, Jess, Trent, Aaron, Jeromy, Kyle and Dillon Brower. Several great nieces and nephews also survive.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, James Brower; a son, Cody Brower; a grandson, Draven Brower; a sister, Pam Brower; and grandparents Sidney and Lydia Jackson and James and Eva Brower.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Riley Children's Hospital in Dennis' name. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Dennis will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington, with Richard Crabtree officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by the Odon VFW, Odon American Legion and the Navy Honor Guard.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 10 a.m.

The Brower Family has entrusted all arrangements to James W. Meng, Jr. and the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 13, 2017
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