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William and Mary Brooks

Mary H. Mary (Olson) Brooks, 87, and William “Bill” J. Brooks, 89, of Bloomington and formerly of Albert Lea, both passed away peacefully in 2019 — Mary on Jan. 1, 2019, and Bill on Dec. 15, 2019.

William and Mary Brooks

They were preceded in death by parents Andrew and Palma Olson and William and Katheryn Brooks; son-in-law, Mark Hansen; and brothers and sisters-in-law Ray and Donna Olson and Betty and Lloyd Ball.

They are survived by children William III (Ann), Dan (Julie) and Mary Ann Hansen; grandchildren William IV (Emily), Kate, Jim (fiancee, Kayle Keyes), Brian (Lauren), Andrew and Emily (boyfriend, Zach Law); great-grandchildren William V and Alice; a great-grandson expected in February 2020; and sister, Sr. Mary Brooks, CSC.

Bill was a United States Air Force veteran and interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.