Brooks Wollum

Brooks Matthew Wollum

Monday, April 16th, 2018 - Monday, January 21st, 2019
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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.

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

Brooks Matthew Wollum

April 16, 2018 - Omaha, Nebraska

January 21, 2019 - Omaha, Nebraska

At the age of 9 months & 5 days

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
Jody Rudolph

Bradyn Bohnsack

Matt & Megan Wollum

Matt Aggen & Logan Eilts

“Amazing Grace”

“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”

Ethan Wessling
Matt Wollum
Brett Wollum

Megan Wollum
Tiffany Wollum
Jen Webster

Heather Wanie
Nicole Eilts
Mariah Murphy
Laura Rumple
Kara Petersen
Kaila Antisdel
Laura Hansen
Harley Nyberg

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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm
    Roland Funeral Service
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
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  • Service

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 10:30am
    CAM High School
    1000 Victory Park Road
    ANITA, IA 50020
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    Father Chinna Devaraj
  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
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  • Reception

    CAM High School
    1000 Victory Park Road
    ANITA, IA 50020
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Dave and Judy Nixon

Posted at 11:10am
Condolences to all of little Brooks' family. With love and sincere sympathy, Judy and Dave Nixon

Children's Hospital 5 Med Surg

Posted at 09:31pm
In the short time that we knew him, Brooks touched our hearts. We will never forget him or your family.
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John F Becker

Posted at 06:46pm
Coach, Haley, Baylor and family wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Praying for you all.
John, Abby, Craig Alan, Colton Becker

Love always, Your Childrens NICU Family

Posted at 05:59pm
Brooksy you have moved mountains and you have touched the lives of so many people. We will always cherish the time we were given with you.
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Paige Cunningham

Posted at 05:43pm
Hayley, Joe, Baylor and family, my deepest sympathies and prayers go to you. Brooks was the highlight of my shifts when I took care of him on floor 5. Even when I didn't get to be his nurse for the night, I would always make sure to stop by and say hi! And to get a peek at that big smile of his!! Always so curious about the world, and especially those fingers of his (I think they must have tasted good too)! You said it best when you said, he did his job in a short amount of time touching the most lives. I was blessed to get to meet Brooks and your wonderful family. And he most certainly touched my life! Thinking of you all,

Paige C. ♥️

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