Wanda Brooks, 73, of Wayland, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Wayland Mennonite Church with family present. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the church with Pastor Kelly Slagel and Pastor Michael Swartzendruber officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts of love and friendship be given to Wayland Mennonite Church or WACO Community Schools Foundation.
Born Jan. 7, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Wanda Sue was the daughter of Walter Louis and Dessel Mae (Wilson) Bachman. She was a 1964 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. On Nov. 15, 1964, she married Sid Brooks at First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.
Wanda was a homemaker and provided in-home day care for 15 years. She was very active at Wayland Mennonite Church, serving in many capacities including as a deacon, on the social committee, and helping start the Christian Education Program.
She enjoyed traveling, and most of all she loved spending time with family and friends, and following her children and grandchildrens' activities.
Along with her husband Sid, Wanda is survived by two daughters, Tina (Jim) Conwell of Wayland and Tricia (Ken) Stirm of Des Moines; one son, Tyler Brooks of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Hailey Stirm, Kayla (Tony) Edgerly, Sara Conwell, Tanner Conwell and Grace Conwell; one great-granddaughter, Sawyer Edgerly; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Bachman of Rolla, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Linda Magneson; and one brother, Dennis Bachman.