Julia Elizabeth Brooks

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Julia Elizabeth

  • Visitation
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home (4800 S. 84th St. Greenfield) from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Celebration of Life
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home (4800 S. 84th St. Greenfield) starting at 7:00 p.m.


Julia Brooks, 22, passed away in her sleep on October 18, 2022.  She leaves behind grieving parents, Michael and Rachael Brooks, two brothers, Nicholas and Tyler, her grandparents, David and Lynn Brooks and Charles and Elizabeth Kovats.

Julia was an amazing daughter, big sister, and granddaughter.  She recently graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor of Music degree and had a teaching license.  She was currently teaching music and theatre at Washington Middle School in Kenosha.  Throughout high school and college, Julia’s passion was music.  She was in multiple choirs, band, orchestra, musical productions, and opera performances.  Her love of music and desire to inspire children through music led her to become a music teacher.  She had just begun her journey working with middle school children and already bonded with her new students. She had a gift for connecting with children and inspiring them through music and was looking forward to having children of her own someday.

It is so very sad to think of all the young musicians she would have encouraged and inspired if her journey would have continued.  Her passion for the arts inspired creativity within many and brought out excellence in those whose paths she crossed.  It is devastating to lose her. We will miss all that she would have created.

Julia, we love you and miss you so much.  You touched so many lives. You will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved you.

A celebration of life service is planned for Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th St.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., concluding with a celebration of life service beginning at 7:00 p.m..  Memorial donations can be made to Greendale Friends of Music (c/o Greendale High School Attn: Friends of Music, 6801 Southway, Greendale WI 53129)


  1. Washington Middle School. - Shane Gayle Principal October 24, 2022 at 12:14 pm - Reply


    Julia was beginning her career on a bright note and said she found her “dream job”. On behalf of Washington Middle School- we are thankful for the time she spent with us inspiring students.

  2. Patricia October 24, 2022 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Julia is an awesome niece. We love, love Grease. I was so tickled to see her perform at her HS play and we saw Grease at the Fireside with our Moms. Julia will always, forever be my musical star. Than you for letting me be your (crazy) Aunt. I love you forever. 🤟

  3. Kelly and Rob Rehbeck October 24, 2022 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    We were so sorry to hear about Julia’s passing. Our condolences to the families in Julia’s life. Our thoughts are with you.

  4. Kim Hildreth October 24, 2022 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Julia was such a bright addition to our Washington Middle School Family. She made meaningful and impactful relationships with students in such a short period of time; they loved her and the way she made them laugh! She was the kind of teacher that students would come back to middle school to see for years to come! We miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  5. Marcelo Podesta October 25, 2022 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I hope the Brook family can find peace and healing during this difficult time. My prayers, love and support are with all of you.

  6. Holly Kleinke October 25, 2022 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Rachel, Mike and family,

    Please know I offer you my deepest condolences. My prayers go out to you during this time of sorrow.

  7. Salvador Rivera October 25, 2022 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to Mike and his family. Having two girls the same age, I cannot imagine a greater loss. May your love and memories of her help drown some of the sorrow and know she will always live in you and all the people she touched. Sending a big hug and wishes of peace.

  8. Doreen Scherbert October 25, 2022 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    We are so so sorry to hear the loss of your beloved daughter. Jeff and Doreen Scherbert/ Tiyana’s parents

  9. Kristine Coshun October 25, 2022 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Julia was such a bright light at our school. Our students adored her and truly loved being in choir. She touched a lot of young lives during her time at Washington. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. I can’t imagine your heartbreak. You are all in my thoughts in the coming months. Peace.

  10. CRYSTAL MANUEL October 25, 2022 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    My prayer is that God will comfort your family during this time and that the life of Julia will live on through the hearts that she touched..

  11. Shaun O’Keefe October 25, 2022 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    I imaginable loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Her talent and love for life forever remembered.
    I will miss being at the service very much due to unavoidable work commitment. I wish I could be with you. I will see you in the future. Sending love.

  12. Desiree Kaufert October 25, 2022 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I cannot imagine the heartache that the Brooks’ family is experiencing during this time of loss. I hope the cherished memories of Julia’s beautiful soul and the ray of sunshine she left on everyone’s heart gives you peace and comfort. She’s certainly looking down watching over, forever and always. Big hugs coming your way…

  13. Jade Bell October 26, 2022 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Mike & Family –
    This won’t be an easy time for you and for that I am deeply sorry. Our intangible souls are forever connected so Julia will always be with you. I pray that you find rest and peace during this time. My heart goes out to you.

  14. Tunya Jones October 26, 2022 at 9:35 am - Reply

    To Mike and the Brooks family, I am so deeply saddened by the news of your daughter Julia. I pray that God gives you some level of comfort through her music and memories. I cannot imagine your grief right now, but I do know that you now have an ANGEL in heaven watching over your family. May you find joy in her music passion and peace in the fact that she has already made her mark on the lives of so many people and children with her loving spirit. God Bless to each and every one of the family members and a friends during this difficult time.

  15. JOYCE FISCHER October 26, 2022 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have to imagine the angles needed a beautiful soul to direct the choir in heaven,

  16. Mary Jo McCormick October 31, 2022 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Mike, your NBF family is walking beside you. Our hearts are broken along with yours. I wish we could help shoulder this overwhelming burden for you. Just know that we love you, are praying for you and that your family is in our every thought,

  17. Bjorn Hanson November 3, 2022 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Julia was absolutely a rising star here at Washington Middle School. Her positive energy and creativity were infectious for our students. Her students certainly quickly grew to love Miss Brooks. My deepest sympathies to her family and all loved ones.

  18. Sue Weller November 3, 2022 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    We were so sad to hear of Julia’s passing. I cannot imagine the grief. May God bless and comfort you. We enjoyed watching Julia in many Carrol performances. Kim and Sue Weller/Brad’s parents

  19. Tashyra Applegate March 3, 2023 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    As one of her students, I really miss her,everyone was so heartbroken to hear this news, I’m so sorry for your lost, she was an amazing person <3

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