Brooks Matthew Wollum, 9-month-old infant son of Joe and Haley (Wessling) Wollum of Anita, Iowa, gained his Forever Cape, Monday, January 21, 2019, at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
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He was born April 16, 2018, at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha. Brooks’ time here was short but he completed his mission from God and made his mommy and daddy feel blessed that he was picked to be theirs. In 9 months, he moved mountains, touched many lives, and put countless doctors, nurses and other hospital staff into his family’s life, which they will endlessly be grateful for. No matter what Brooks’ was going through he was always laid back, care free, happy and flashing his radiant, contagious smile.
Brooks will be forever in the hearts of his parents, Joe and Haley Wollum; big sister, Baylor; grandparents, Jim and Dianne Wessling of Anita, IA, and Mike and Kay Wollum of Fargo, ND; aunts and uncles, Ethan Wessling of Anita, Matt (Megan) Wollum of Omaha, NE, Brett (Jen Webster) Wollum of Evansdale, IA, and Tiffany (Kenny Tooley) Wollum of Waterloo, IA; cousins, Karter and Ava Tooley; great-grandma, Judy Murphy of Anita; and numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins.
He joins in Heaven, great-grandpa, Bill Murphy; great-grandparents, Paul and Jane Wessling, Leonard and Mary Trick, and Wayne and Laura Mae Wollum; great-great-grandma, Evelyn Kessler; additional great-great-grandparents; and great-aunts, Cathy Jones, Patty South and Virginia Trick.
Visitation with the family present will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 24th at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 25th at CAM High School in Anita, with Father Chinna Devaraj of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Anita.
Memorials may be made to the family for a scholarship to be established in Brooks’ name.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Brooks’ family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
IN MEMORY OF OUR SUPERHERO
Brooks Matthew Wollum
April 16, 2018 - Omaha, Nebraska
GAINED HIS FOREVER CAPE
January 21, 2019 - Omaha, Nebraska
At the age of 9 months & 5 days
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
10:30 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2019
CAM High School - Anita, Iowa
Father Chinna Devaraj
St. Mary’s Catholic Church - Anita, Iowa
Kim Marsh - Family Friend
PIANIST & CANTOR
Matt & Megan Wollum
Matt Aggen & Logan Eilts
“One Bread, One Body”
“I Can Only Imagine” recorded by Mercy Me
“Go Rest High On That Mountain”
by Mariah Murphy and Nicole Eilts
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Evergreen Cemetery - Anita, Iowa
God saw him getting tired,
and a cure was not to be
so He put His arms around him
and whispered, “Come to Me.”
With tearful eyes
we watched him suffer,
and saw him slowly fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.
A loving heart stopped beating,
little hands put to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.