BROOKS, Harold: Died 1996
BROOKS, ROBERTS, ENSMINGER, RAUB, MYERS, JOHNSON, BOTTS
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Date: 8/23/2020 at 18:25:26
Harold Brooks, 71, of West Liberty, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
He was born in March 21, 1925, at Douds to Peter and Jewel Roberts Brooks. He married Norman Ensminger on June 11, 1950, in Troy.
He graduated in 1941 from Troy High School and attended Parsons College in Fairfield, where he graduated in 1948. He later attended Iowa State College in Ames.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, where he was a member of the 58th Army Airways Communications System Squadron.
He first taught school in Wayland and later after moving to West Liberty taught G.I. Veterans classes for several years. He was a manager of the A.S.C.S. office in Muscatine until his retirement in 1986. He has been associated with Town and Country Real Estate Firm and also farmed.
He was a member of the First Church United, where he had served several years on the official board and was also a member of the Endowment Committee and the Liberty Crusaders. He was a member of the Muscatine Elks Lodge, a member and past president of the West Liberty Lions Club, where he recently had received the Warren Coleman Award. He was also a member and past president of the Muscatine County Fair Board, active in the West Liberty Country Club and the development of West Liberty Community Center.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Melody Raub of New London, Dinette Myers of West Liberty and Missy Johnson of West Liberty; six grandchilcren and one sister, Luzon Botts of Albia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Church United in West Liberty with the Rev. Ralph Farmer officiating. Burial with military honors was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty.
A memorial fund has been established.
Barker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Source: "The Hazel Stafford Obituary Collection", Pg. 35, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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