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Shirley Brooks

October 10, 1935 - May 28, 2010


Monday from 5-7:00 pm in the funeral home.

Tuesday from 10-11:00 am in Nora Lutheran Church, Rural Gardner.

Prayer Service:

Monday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral Service:

Tuesday, June 1 at 11:00

in  Nora Lutheran Church


Beaulieu Cemetery, Walhalla, ND


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Shirley Brooks

October 10, 1935 - May 28, 2010


Shirley M. Brooks, 74, Gardner, ND died, Thursday, May 27, 2010 in the Arthur Good Samaritan Center, Arthur, ND under the Care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Shirley Herman was born on October 10, 1935 in Walhalla, ND to Charlie and Sarah “Sadie” (Sisson) Herman.  After her graduation from high school in Walhalla, she received her Associate’s Degree from Mayville State Teacher’s College and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Her first teaching position was at a rural Hatton School and she was there for approximately 3 years.  She taught at a rural school near Emerado for a time.  She married George Brooks on June 8, 1957 at Walhalla Lutheran Church.  Two months after they were married George was drafted into the Army.  They lived and she taught in various cities including Grand Forks, Sarles, Alsen, Hoople, Minto, Killdeer, until they eventually settled in New Rockford, ND. She retired from teaching in 1992.  They moved to Gardner, ND in 1992.  She enjoyed looking after the family and grandchildren.  She was a fabulous seamstress and enjoyed crafts, reading, and camping.

She is survived by her husband, George; children:  Barbara Wishart (David) Grand Forks, ND, Gary Brooks (Deb) Fargo, ND, Michael Brooks, Roanoke, VA David Brooks (Jeannette) Roanoke, Virginia; and 7 grandchildren.

Preceded by her parents, two brothers:  Loren Herman, Lynn Herman; and sister:  Eva Baumgartner.

Memorials are preferred to the Arthur Good Samaritan Center in Shirley’s name.

Directions: Nora Lutheran Church:

 17135 14th Street Southeast,

Gardner ND – (701) 860-6681


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  1. Michelle Pfeiffer says:

    New Rockford ND
    I was so saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a special lady. She was my 2nd grade teacher and I was her student teachers aide from 9th-12th grade. It was always my favorite time of day. She always had such a caring heart and it was such a pleasure knowing her.

  2. Brenda McCauley says:


    I know how much you loved your mother. She was a very loving mother to your family and to so many foster kids. I’m thinking and praying for you and your family. I’d love to hear from you and how you’re doing.


  3. Rachel and Zac Duval says:

    Fairfax VAGrandma, taught me so many wonderful thing. I shall look back over the times that we spent together and feel blessed that I was loved by her. I will miss her everyday but remember how much she loved me and how much I loved her. I am glad to have been her granddaughter.

  4. Barbara K Wishart says:

    Grand Forks ND
    I loved my mom so much. I am proud to be her daughter. I can’t imagine being without her.

  5. Ryan and Sashikala says:

    Chicago ILa

  6. Jayne Fuhrman says:

    I have lost a dear, wonderful,caring friend. The memories of our fun times together will be a treasure forever.

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