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In Memory of

Leonard Winslow Brooks II

April 12, 1970 - Unknown

Obituary


Leonard Winslow Brooks II, 47, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from a surgery completed earlier this summer.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A celebration of Leonard's life will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Ankeny United Church of Christ.

Leonard Winslow Brooks II was born on April 12, 1970, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Leonard and Winifred Brooks. Lenny grew up in Iowa City and Santa Barbara, CA, until the age of nine when he moved back...

Leonard Winslow Brooks II, 47, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from a surgery completed earlier this summer.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A celebration of Leonard's life will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Ankeny United Church of Christ.

Leonard Winslow Brooks II was born on April 12, 1970, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Leonard and Winifred Brooks. Lenny grew up in Iowa City and Santa Barbara, CA, until the age of nine when he moved back to Iowa City. After high school, he continued his education at Kirkwood Community College, where he met the love of his life, Sherry Watts. Soon after meeting Sherry, Lenny transferred to the University of Iowa where he earned his law degree.

Lenny and Sherry's relationship grew into lifelong love, and the couple united in marriage on June 19, 1998, at the Des Moines Botanical Gardens. The couple has made their home in Ankeny and is blessed with two sons, Leo and Lex.

Lenny taught at Kaplan University and practiced law with Hopkins and Huebner in Des Moines. He most recently stayed at home with his boys, which was his greatest passion and privilege.

Lenny stayed extremely active as a self-taught musician, singer, and songwriter. He enjoyed learning new talents with his boys, most recently how to grill everything and anything! He also had the gift of telling stories and the ability to always have the perfect one-liner. Most of all, Lenny treasured time spent with Sherry, Leo, and Lex, whom he loved deeply.

Lenny will be missed by his wife, Sherry Brooks; sons, Leo Brooks and Lex Brooks; mother-in-law, Nel Watts; and numerous extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Winifred Brooks, and brother-in-law, Scott Watts.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a monetary gift to support their sons' college educations.