Earl R. Brooks
PROPHETSTOWN – Earl R. Brooks, 90, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Good Samaritan Prophets Riverview Nursing Home in Prophetstown.
Earl was born June 10, 1922, in Prophetstown, the son of Glenn and Sylvia (Beebe) Brooks. Earl graduated from Prophetstown High School. After high school he enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, where he survived the attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Afterward, he spent much of the war in the Pacific theater. He left the Navy in 1946 after World War II ended.
Earl married Martha L. Scott in 1945. His beloved wife died on March 14, 2004. Together, they farmed in the Prophetstown area all their lives. He had a great love of the land, and loved farming and raising livestock. Earl enjoyed watching the various wildlife that roamed the farm. He was a life member of the Prophetstown American Legion. Earl was an avid bowler and was elected to the Rock River Bowling Hall of Fame. In his younger years, he was an avid quarter horse rider and enjoyed many trail rides.
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