Julie Ann Brooks, 55

Published 5:24 pm Saturday, September 27, 2014

Julie Ann Brooks

Julie Ann Brooks

Julie Ann Brooks, 55, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at her home.

Julie Ann Torkelson was born Sept. 11, 1959, in Austin, Minnesota, to Kermit and Katherine (Peterson) Torkelson. She grew up in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1977. She then attended St. Cloud State University, where she received her B.S. degree in teaching. Julie Ann taught special needs classes at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota. Her favorite pastimes were riding horses and playing her cello. Julie Ann also loved to travel, take vacations, and spend time with her daughters and grandson.

Survivors include her daughters, Allyson Brooks, Brianna Brooks, and Courtney Brooks, all of Austin; her grandson Caleb Voogd; her sister Janet Torkelson of O’Fallon, Missouri; her brother John Torkelson of Austin; and many other relatives and friends.

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She was preceded in death by her parents Kermit and Katherine Torkelson; and one brother, James Torkelson.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.