Roger Brookins, 69, Cresco

--obit-brookinsRoger D. Brookins, age 69, of Cresco, Iowa passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at home.

Roger Dean Brookins was born on Sept. 24, 1944, son of Robert and Isabell (Drewelow) Brookins in Chickasaw County, Iowa. He worked at John Deere before joining the United States Army. On April 23, 1966, he married Elaine Clark in Decorah, Iowa. Since retiring from active dairy farming, Roger still enjoyed working at the Cresco Sale Barn and Farmer’s Mill. He was a member of the American Legion Post #605 of Protivin, DHIA and Howard County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble, watching NASCAR, camping and listening to polka music. Roger’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and attending grandchildren’s sporting events and various activities.

Roger is survived by his wife, Elaine of Cresco; his children, Lucinda (Mike) Yslas of Colorado Springs, Colo., Barry Brookins of Dyersville, Iowa, Aaron Folkert of Mantorville, Minn., Elizabeth (Kip) Powers of Cresco and Hilory (Craig) Harding of Stockbridge, Ga.; grandchildren, Kara Yslas, Adam and Avery Powers, Abigail and Kameron Folkert and Emma and Sarah Harding; step-grandchildren, Kayleigh Hock, Jessica Yslas and Brittany and Dustin Shaw; step great-grandchildren, Bentley Kidwell, Nolen and Aspen Nelson, Spencer, Alden and Lewis Shaw and Cayden Yslas; his brothers, Art (Doris) of Chatfield, Minn. and Joe (Georgiann) of Ellendale, Minn.; sisters, Valerie Pettit of Coralville, Iowa, Judy Brookins of Platteville, Wis., Joann (Ron Lechtenburg) Brookins of Ionia, Iowa, Alberta (John) Linneman of Mt. Hope, Wis. and Bonnie Brookins of Washington, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, Robert and Isabell, and his father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Martha Clark, preceded him.

Visitation for Roger will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. at the Heritage Events Center, 229 West 3rd Ave., Cresco. American Legion Post #605 of Protivin, will accord military rites at 7 p.m. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, 404 North Elm Street, Cresco is in charge of arrangements.


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