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BROOKS, Martha Ellen 1931-2007

BROOKS, NELSON, DROSTE

Posted By: K. Kittleson
Date: 11/30/2008 at 11:45:08

Service:
2:00 PM - Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Hauser Funeral Home
1205 South Main Street
Charles City, Iowa

Martha Brooks, 76, of Charles City, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

Pastor Paul Phillips of the Gospel Lighthouse will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Martha Ellen Brooks was born June 9, 1931, at Elma, Howard county, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Nelson) Brooks. She graduated from Adams/Friendship High School in Wis.

In 1950 she was united in marriage to Carl Droste. They later divorced. Martha was a member of the V.F.W. Womens Auxiliary. Her interests included knitting, crocheting, gardening, and taking care of her children.

Living family members include five children, Charlene (Glenn) Molitor of Mason City, Charles Droste of Burlington, William (Barb) Droste of Tuscan, Ariz., Jack (Nancy) Droste of Rapid City, S.D., and Lori Droste of Charles City; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Laura (Chet) McDonald of Charles City, Grace (Orin) Stoerman of Arkdale, Wis., Daisy (Harley) Boggess of Charles City; and one brother, Lester Brooks of Waverly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Droste; and nine sisters and brothers.

[Hauser Funeral Home obituary -- www.hauserfh.com]


 

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