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February 14, 2013

Donna A. Brooks, 90


Hastings, Neb. — Donna A Brooks, age 90, of Hastings, Neb., passed away on February 8, 2013.

Donna was born on October 4, 1922 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Leroy Earl Sinclair and Ella Ruth (Schierbrock) Sinclair. Her childhood years were spent in Neola, Iowa. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1939. She worked in the insurance field in Omaha until her marriage to Donald Eugene Brooks on January 4, 1945. They were co-owners of Brooks Photo Studio, Perry Iowa for 15 years. She worked as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the Christian Home Association in Council Bluffs, Iowa for 23 years, retiring from there in 1985.

Donna is survived by her five children, Sister Barbara Brooks, BVM, St. Paul, Minn., John Brooks and wife, Sharon, Hastings, Neb., Mary Jo (Jody) Wieder and husband, John, Omaha, Neb., Jim Brooks, Omaha, Neb., Bonnie Roberts and husband, Mark, Londonderry, N.H.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two foster daughters, Sister Fran Donnelly, BVM of St Paul, Minn. and Barbara Osborn of Omaha, Neb. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, William E. Sinclair and sister, Marion G. O’Neill.

ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral service will be held at Cutler O’Neill Funeral home in Council Bluffs, IA on February February 12, 2013.

If you wish to make a donation in celebration of Donna’s life, she had requested memorials be made to, the Sisters of Charity of the BVM, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003-7991.