Hamilton County


Stewart Lee Brooks




Charles Alvin and Frances E. Clabaugh Brooks had three sons serving in World War II:

Stewart Lee Brooks was born Apr. 2, 1921. He died Dec. 24, 2002 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery Webster City, IA.

Stewart served as an electrician with the U.S. Navy in World War II.


Stewart L. Brooks, 81, of Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Jackson Manor (Missouri). He was born April 2, 1921, in Stratford, Iowa, son of Charles and Frances Clabaugh Brooks. He and Marie Leona Morgan were married July 3, 1942, at Princeton, Mo. She died July 24, 1990.

Mr. Brooks attended Blairsburg, Iowa, schools and rural schools at Stratford and Stratford High School.

Formerly of Webster City, Iowa, Mr. Brooks and his brothers, Melvin and Randall Brooks, owned and operated Webster City Rewind Shop from 1939 to 1982. They also owned a plastic injection business, which was purchased in 1983 by Willie and Bev Van Whye.

He was a member of the Church of Christ of Webster City, a 50-year member and former commander of American Legion Post 191, had former Elks, VFW, and Moose Lodge memberships, and served nine years on the Webster City Planning Commission Board.

Mr. Brooks moved to Jackson in the fall of 1998.

During World War II Mr. Brooks served with the U.S. Navy as an electrician in the Pacific Theater.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Betty Brooks; grandchildren, Scott and Stacey Brooks, all of Jackson; a brother, Melvin Brooks of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two sisters, Dorothy Hanson of Webster City, Retta Raines of DeLand, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Randall and Riley Brooks; and a sister, Yvonne Prehm.

Friends may call at Foster Funeral Home in Webster City from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and prior to the service Monday.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Ray Artrip officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 191 of Webster City.

Memorials may be given to Meals on Wheels of Webster City.

Source: ancestry.com; unk newspaper December 2002