Alice M. Brooks

Alice M. Brooks, 93, of rural Elroy, Wis., passed away Friday, March 10, 2023, at Fairview Nursing Home in Mauston, Wis.

She was born July 5, 1929, the daughter of Morris and Marie (Preuss) Cleven in Kendall, Wis. Alice graduated from Kendall High School and later attended business college in Madison.

Alice was united in marriage to Robert Brooks on Aug. 30, 1947, in Kendall. They lived in the Elroy area for many years, and Robert preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2020.

Robert and Alice were charter members of the Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, where she also taught Sunday school, participated in the Ladies Circle and Bible Study, and often did volunteer work there. Faith was very important in their lives.

Alice also worked at different office and secretarial jobs within the area. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family. Robert and Alice also enjoyed going to polka dances for many years.

Survivors include her daughters, Kathy (Fred) Baewer, Lori Brooks and Amy (Dan) Thorson. She was the loving grandmother of Julie (Jordan), Scott, Emily and Katie (Craig); and great-grandmother of Layla, Theodore and Francis. She is further survived by her brothers, Donald Cleven and Duane (Kay) Cleven; her sister-in-law, Beverly Kennedy; a special nephew and niece, Jim and Jeanne, along with several other nieces and nephews; a special friend, Tracie Thompson; and her faithful companions, Oliver and Charles.

In addition to her husband, Robert; she was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Brad; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, with Kris Stauffacher officiating. Burial will be in the Fowler Prairie Cemetery in Elroy. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting. For online information, go to 

Comments are closed.

  • Verdine Dean Short

    March 21st, 2023

    Verdine Dean Short entered the world during the Great Depression on Sept. 9, 1931, the fourth child of his parents, Fred and Violet (Mitchell) Short. Common at the time, he was delivered at home in the farmhouse off of Highway 33 on Oneida Road, between Ontario and Cashton, Wis. He grew up going by his middle name of “Dean.”

    Kristi Lyn Brandau

    March 21st, 2023

    Kristi Lyn Brandau, 68, a longtime Sparta, Wis., resident, passed away on March 17, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. 

    Thomas Alfred Johnson (full obituary)

    March 17th, 2023

    Thomas Alfred Johnson passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, after a brief illness. 

    Thomas A. (‘TJ’ or ‘Swede’) Johnson

    March 16th, 2023

    Thomas A. Johnson, known to most as TJ or Swede, 82, of rural Cashton, Wis., passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Vernon Memorial Medical Center in Viroqua, Wis. 

    Rudolph John Brueggeman

    February 28th, 2023

    Rudolph John Brueggeman, “Rudy,” 58, of Ontario, Wis., passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2023.   

  • Muriel Calhoon

    February 20th, 2023

    Muriel Calhoon, 88, of Cashton, Wis., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, at the Vernon Memorial Hospital from her battle with cancer.   

    Delores “Dee” Marie Sheahan

    February 14th, 2023

    It is with great sadness that the family of Delores “Dee” Marie Sheahan, 73, Whitewater, announce her passing. She departed her loving family on Feb. 11, 2023.

    Virginia Lee Tillman

    February 6th, 2023

    Virginia Lee Tillman, 81, of Sparta and formerly of Tomah passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at the Morrow Memorial Home. 

    Kasee (Kate) Lynn Johnson Stai

    January 31st, 2023

    Kasee (Kate) Lynn Johnson Stai, 46, of Winona, Minn., went home to heaven Jan. 10, 2023, surrounded by her family and friends after a 2-1/2-year battle with breast cancer. 

    Jeffrey J. Lankey

    January 30th, 2023

    Jeffrey J. Lankey, 54, of Elroy, Wis., passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at his home.

    Marjorie Ann Borgerding

    January 24th, 2023

    A kind and loving woman, Marjorie Ann Borgerding, 84, of Kendall, Wis., and formerly Backus, Minn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 21, 2023.

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Archives