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Dorothy Marie Brooker  

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[February 12, 2021]  MOUNT PULASKI  - Dorothy Marie Brooker, 89, of Lincoln formerly of Mount Pulaski, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Timber Creek Village in Lincoln.

Service:  Private family services will be held.

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader,  Mount Pulaski

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Dorothy Marie Brooker, 89 passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at Timbercreek Village in Lincoln. She was born July 31, 1931 in Springfield, daughter of Herman and Amanda (Lenger) Eickhoff. She married Kenneth Brooker on June 14, 1953.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Kenneth and their children Kathy (Wayne) Carter, Kent (Carole) Brooker, Grandchildren: Derrick (Kim) Davison, Joshua (Laura) Davison, Jeffery Davison, Kayla (Luis) Benitez, Kaitlyn (Kevin) Kinsella. Step grandchildren: Nicole (Jason) Hansens, Danielle (Tracy) Enloe, Ryan (Emily) Young. Great grandchildren: Annibelle, Alexander, Macklin, Emma, Adley, and a great grandson arriving soon. Step great grandchildren: Katelyn, Kaleb, Grace, Carlee, Jacob, Bella, Abby, Lucy and Eli. Surviving is her brother Don (Marge) Eickhoff, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her are her parents, baby sister, great granddaughter Jade, step great grandson Cole.

After graduating from Millikin University she married Kenneth and they lived on the family farm in Mount Pulaski, where she raised a family and helped on the farm.

Mom was a schoolteacher in Cornland and Mount Pulaski Grade School where she was a third grade teacher and a home economics teacher. She loved teaching and touched so many lives while doing so. Mom enjoyed finding and trying new recipes on her family before sharing them with others. Mom was an avid reader, loved to play cards, sew, bird watch and spend time with her family.

Dorothy volunteered at the Courthouse in Mount Pulaski and was active in the Mount Pulaski Historical Society. She was a member of Zeta House Sorority when she attended Millikin University. She was involved in the Junior Womenís Club and the American Legion Auxiliary 447. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski.

Private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Johnís Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski, American Legion Auxiliary Post 447 of Mt Pulaski or in her memory to the Mount Pulaski Historical Society. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Mom, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. You will be missed by many. We will miss you and love you forever.

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