Frances Agnes Brooks (nee Pernat)

Oct. 12, 1915 - Dec. 18, 2011

Frances Agnes Brooks (nee Pernat), age 96 of Oconomowoc, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. She was born Frances A. Pernat to Frank and Agnes (nee Kocjan) Pernat on Oct. 12, 1915 in the Town of Ixonia in Jefferson County.

She married Elmer W. Brooks on June 8, 1940 at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc. They farmed all of their lives before retirement. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, on Feb. 20, 1978; also by brothers John, Frank, Anthony, Arnold and sister Matilda Zwieg.

Frances is survived by three children: Lois (Richard) Morris of Oconomowoc, Ann (Frank) Switalski of Conover, and William Brooks of Oconomowoc. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Staci (Perry) Benz, Michael (Kim) Switalski, John (Michelle) Switalski, Lisa (Jonathan) Golembiewski, William (Jeanne) Brooks and Laurie (Craig Kaufmann) Brooks, and six great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister Carol (Les) Fredrick of Adams, nieces, nephews and two sister-in-laws, Joyce Pernat and Ellie Pernat.

Frances was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Mapleton, Forever Young Club Ashippun, Kettle Moraine Seniors North Lake and 500 Club for many years. She loved to play cards and socialize with friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Mapleton. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Mapleton.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066 is serving the family. For more information call 567-4457 or visit the Web at www.pagenkopf.com.