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Brooks Breese

Brooks Fleming Breese, 83, passed away Feb. 17, 2009, in Clarissa.

He was born March 14, 1925, to Garfield and Gertrude (Hulbert) Breese in Mason City, Iowa. He married Esther Rosenberg on April 10, 1954, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He served in the Pacific Fleet in the Navy during World War II and graduated from Grinnell College in 1956. He was a 29-year employee of Northwestern Bell and a lifetime member of the Wadena VFW.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, in the Wadena Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Nelson officiating. Arrangements are with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (

Survivors include his son, Scott (Sheryl) Mitchell of Savage, and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Esther (Rosenberg) of Bertha.