Darrell L. Brower Sr.

June 27, 1939May 9, 2021

Darrell Lee Brower Sr., 81, of Muncie, passed away with his family by his side at home on Sunday, May 9, 2021. He was born on Tuesday, June 27, 1939, in Muncie, Indiana, the son of the late Kenneth Brower and Eleanor (Case) Brower Buttram. He married Malinda Hicks on July 7, 1962, and she passed away June 3, 2005.

A lifelong resident of Muncie, Darrell worked for Warner Gear from 1959-1973 in various positions. He then worked for Marhoefer Packing from 1973-1975 in several areas. He then worked for Ontario Corp-Aero Forge in several positions from 1975-1995. His last job was a machine operator for Duffys Tool and Die.

Darrell loved his family very much. He was a simple man who loved just sitting on his front porch and drinking coffee. He had a cat named “Mr. Blue” and a dog named Angela. He was a hard worker, a NASCAR fan, and loved to watch races on TV.

Darrell is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Brower; sons, Darrell Jr. (Michelle), and Brock Brower (fiancé Gina); grandchildren, Zoe, Jaden, Chase, Lance, Taylor, and Mason Brower; sister, Janelda Pant; brother, Butch Saunders; and a fiancé Jennifer Lancaster. Also, his cat, Mr Blue, and his dog, Angela.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Malinda Brower; his father, Kenneth Brower; his mother, Eleanor Brower Buttram; a sister, Sharon Lancaster; and a brother, Richard Brower.

Friends and family may call Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Services will be held Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Pastor Rusty Clements will officiate. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required as well as social distancing.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Service

    Thursday, May 13, 2021


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Michelle Brower

May 13, 2021

Dear Uncle Darrell,
We didn't get to know each other to well in this life, but I thank you and Aunt Linda for taking us in after your brother, my dad, passed away in 1976. Thank you for tolerating a brat like me. I love you and will miss you, but I'm not sad. I'm not sad, because I know you're finally home with Aunt Linda and Dad. Knowing that makes it a little easier. I love you.
Love Always,
Your niece,
Michelle Lea Brower

Bev Brand

May 11, 2021

Uncle im already missing you. The memories we shared. The laughing we did. It's just unreal that your gone. I'll treasure every memory. Remember the time when we were setting on the porch you were in that white plastic chair and i said 1 day that chair is gonna break you said no it wont and what happened it broke and coffee went all over you and all i could do was bust up laughing. You was cussing and threw that chair over in the neighbor's yard and when the neighbor came out they asked you if you knew where the chair came from and you said NO. I busted up laughing. And of course you said bad words and we both were laughing. Then we went to the deck and was setting out there and you started having a heat stroke and i run in the house to get a rag and fell and you said what the hell you doing on the floor i started laughing cause of the way you said it and ill never forget that. We had alot of good memories way to many to mention. Uncle I'll always love you and will miss you dearly everyday. RIH NOW WITH AUNTIE AND TAKE CARE OF ALEX.