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LISA MARIE BROOKS
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Lisa Marie (Koltz) Brooks, age 50, of Republic, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, after a courageous year and a half fight against cancer.

Lisa was born on August 22, 1968, in Ashland, Wisconsin. She attended schools in Neenah, Wisconsin until the family moved to Baraboo where she graduated from Baraboo High School.

She married her “soul mate” and caregiver Michael Brooks on July 21, 1990 and they celebrated 28 years together.

Lisa worked as a CNA in numerous nursing facilities in the Baraboo area until she went back to school and graduated in 2005 from MATC Reedsburg with a degree in Practical Nursing. She and Mike were also foster parents for many years and served a stint at Rawhide before moving to Appleton.

Lisa will always be remembered for her infectious smile, her sense of humor, and generous nature. She had many interests and hobbies and people were always on the receiving end of her gifts of jewelry, ceramics, soaps, or poems. She had a natural affinity for older people, especially her grandparents. She will be greatly missed by her loving dogs, Messa and Zoro.

She is survived by her husband, Mike, of Republic, Missouri; her parents, John and Shirley Koltz, of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers and their families, Matthew Koltz, of Neenah, Wisconsin, and Christopher Koltz (Traci) and their children, Ethan and Noah, of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. She is further survived by her father-in-law, Bruce Brooks, of Bolivar, Missouri; a sister-in-law and her family, Debbie and husband Chuck Sicher, of Bolivar, Missouri, and their two children, Cassidy and Tabitha; Mike’s brother and his family, Steve Brooks and wife Patricia, and his children, Elisha and Preston; many Kubi cousins and their children; her Aunt Gloria Kubisiak, of Wisconsin Rapids; and aunts-in-law, Margaret Kubisiak and Kristin Kubisiak, also of Wisconsin Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leo and Sophia Kubisiak; Mike's mother, Marie Brooks; and Mike’s grandmother, Evelyn Pettinger.

Lisa will be interred in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids and a “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held at a later date.

Local arrangements were entrusted to Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com


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