Monday from 5-7:00 pm in the funeral home.
Tuesday from 10-11:00 am in Nora Lutheran Church, Rural Gardner.
Monday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Tuesday, June 1 at 11:00
in Nora Lutheran Church
Beaulieu Cemetery, Walhalla, ND
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
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.
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