Troy Nell Brookman
Troy Nell Brookman, 90, of Wagner, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner. Funeral services are 10:30 A.M, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Wagner. Burial is in the ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner, with Military Honors. Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM with the family present from 6 to 7 at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner.
Troy Nell was born October 29, 1922 at Pearson, AR. She graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1944. She joined the Army
in 1945 and worked as a psychiatric nurse until the conclusion of WWII. It was while working as an army nurse that she met a handsome young doctor, Bruce T. Brookman. They were married on April 2, 1946 in Augusta, GA. Dr. Brookman initially practiced in Chamberlain, SD and in Arkansas before the family returned to Wagner, SD in 1952, to join the medical practice of Dr. Richard Honke.
Troy Nell was a member of Chapter W PEO and several other service organizations. She and Bruce enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures. She was an avid reader, having learned to read at the age of three. It was an overwhelming joy to her all of her life. Her family was the most important part of her life.
Survivors include her daughter, Janelle (Steve) Cowan, Sioux Falls; daughter, Rosemary (Stanley) Peters of Wagner; and son, Phillip (Brenda) Brookman, Apple Valley, MN; 7 grandchildren: Chad (Lisa) Peters, Jennifer (Tom) Sedlacek, Jacob (Jessica) Peters, Angela (Chad) Meyer, Melissa Brookman, Justin Brookman, Brook (Christina) Nelson; 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Karen Nelson.