Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks, 56, of Britt, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services for Susan Brooks will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011, at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church, 707 4th Street SW, in Britt with Pastor Robert Dodge officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt and will continue one hour prior to the  service at the church.

Susan Elaine, daughter of Robert and Muriel (Sveen) Buns, was born on May 13, 1955, in Mason City, Iowa. Sue was baptized in Woden and was confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Britt. She graduated from Britt High School in 1973, and completed her education at Spencer School of Business. Sue worked at Marting Manufacturing until 1980, and was employed with Herman Buns and Son Construction. 

On August 22, 1980, Susan was united in marriage with Ronald Brooks at the First Lutheran Church in Britt. The couple farmed, raised livestock, and worked with draft horses. Sue enjoyed taking photographs and participating in the family’s various draft horse activities.

Sue was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Britt. She enjoyed nature, feeding birds, flowers and quilting; she also liked to follow various West Hancock School sports activities. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and truly treasured being a part of their lives.

Sue is survived by her husband Ron; daughter Carrie Brooks and her children Michael and Sydney of Britt; son Troy and his children Mackenzie and Austin of Kanawha; father Robert of Garner; brother Tom (Leanne) Buns of Clear Lake; brother Gary (Rose) Buns of Stewartville, Minnesota; sister Sandra (Kirk) Pearson of Klemme; brother David (Vicki) Buns of Fisherville, Kentucky; aunt Lois Holstad of Tucson, Arizona; aunt Margie (Ray) Hobbs of Britt; mother-in-law Marlene Brooks of Britt; sister-in-law Lori Jo (Walter) Bond of Mason City; along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her mother Muriel; father-in-law Donald Brooks; and uncle Arden Holstad. 


Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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Date: Friday, September 2, 2011
Time: 10:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Britt
707 4th Street South West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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