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Lincoln Brooks

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lincoln Brooks
Services for Mr. Lincoln Brooks, 91, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place Friday, June 8, one hour before the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 of Spencer.

Mr. Brooks passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Lincoln Lee Brooks, the son of William and Clara LaFlame Brooks, was born June 1, 1921, in North Troy, Vt. His childhood years were spent in the North Troy area where he attended school. He married Katherine Vincent on June 19, 1940, in North Troy.

Lincoln enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 during WWII. He served until his honorable discharge in 1945, achieving the rank of Corporal. He moved to Spencer, Ia, where he worked as a self-employed contractor and carpenter until his retirement in 1994.

Lincoln enjoyed working and playing golf. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a 4th degree knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a past member of the American Legion and an Eagle's member.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Joyce Morse; one son-in-law, Clovis Morse; and one granddaughter, Teresa Brooks.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Katherine of Spencer, Ia.; five children: Lincoln (JoAnn) Brooks of New Port, Vt., Roger (Glenda) Brooks of Royal, Ia., Marie (Dave) Thomas of Hyde Park, Vt., Gary Brooks of Yankton, S.D., and Susan Groth of Spencer, Ia.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers: Bill Brooks of Florida and Hilton Brooks of Essex Junction, Vt.; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.