Brenda Brooke

Brenda Sue Brooke, age 55, of Stromsburg, NE passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Brenda was born to Robert (Bob) and Harriet Peterson (Donelson) on May 22, 1962 in Osceola, Nebraska. She was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Osceola. She was very active in both Luther League and 4-H and graduated from Osceola High School in 1980. She received her associate’s degree in Lincoln, NE in 1982 and began her thirty-five year career as a legal secretary in her hometown. She met her husband, Michael Brooke, and they married on April 30, 1983. They had three children, Ryan, Megan, and Allie. Brenda loved attending her children’s sporting events and cooking her famous home cooked meals every time they came home for a weekend. She also enjoyed gardening with her husband, walking and playing with the family dog, and playing pitch or Scattergories with her family. Brenda was the person who would greet everyone with a big hug, smile, and witty remark.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Brooke; children Ryan (Abby) Brooke, Megan Brooke, & Allie Brooke; parents Bob & Harriet Peterson; brothers Tim (Jean) Peterson and Matt (Brenda) Peterson; brothers-in-law Steve (Julie) Brooke, Brad (Kelly) Brooke, & Kevin Brooke; sisters-in-law Teresa (Tim) Hoppes & Kelly Brooke; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by grandparents Ernfred & Mae Peterson and Harlen & Marion Donelson; mother-in-law Mildred Brooke; father-in-law Jack Brooke; aunt Carol Peterson; and cousin Gene Moore.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 30, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church in York, with the Reverend Dr. Heath Trampe officiating. Burial at St. Paul Cemetery north east of York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.