September 22, 1921 - September 22, 2014
Agnes Birgen Brooker, 93, of Jupiter, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2014. Agnes was born October 9, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota to Michael and Caroline Birgen where she was raised on the family farm. She had a love for dancing, especially the jitter bug and while at a dance she met a gentleman David C. Brooker, who was stationed in South Dakota while serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. It was love at first sight and they were married on October 22, 1945 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They then moved to Jupiter where David lived being one of the pioneer families. Agnes was a Registered Nurse which she enjoyed very much, retiring from St. Mary's Medical Center after many years. When she was not working at the hospital she was always available to family and friends for any nursing assistance. She volunteered as a nurse at Summer Camp for the Girl Scouts and always made time to help her husband with the family business, Brooker Contracting in Jupiter. Agnes loved golfing and was the Chairman of her 9-hole group at the JDM Country Club. She was extremely active in local senior food programs and enjoyed traveling, even making it to Alaska. Agnes is survived by her daughters, Dolores Coppola of Port Orchard, Washington and Eileen Heideman of Hernando, Florida; sons, Douglas Brooker of Jupiter, Florida and Bruce Brooker of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother, Virgil Birgen of Las Vegas, Nevada; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband David Brooker who passed away in 2003. There will be a graveside service for family and friends at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta. A reception will follow at the Comfort Inn, 6752 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458; (561) 745-7997. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Agnes' memory to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, FL 33458; (561) 747-8380; www.jupiterlighthouse.org.
Agnes Birgen Brooker, 93, of Jupiter, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2014. Agnes was born October 9, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota to Michael and Caroline Birgen where she was raised on the family farm. She had a love for dancing, especially... View Obituary & Service Information
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