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Obituary: Wanda Lou Brostrom

Wanda Lou Brostrom 1925 ~ 2005 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - Wanda Lou Brostrom, 79, passed away after a short battle with cancer and surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, September 2, 2005. Wanda was born November 9, 1925 in Lorraine, Illinois, a daughter of Louis and Ruth Hess. She graduated from Gem City Business College in Quincey, Illinois. She married Wayne G. Brostrom. He preceded her in death. Wanda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held numerous callings throughout her life. She enjoyed working with the children. She served twice as a Relief Society President and served a mission as the secretary to the Mission President in London, England. Later she served a second mission in New Zealand at the New Zealand Temple. Wanda also served in the Los Angeles, California and Washington D.C. temples. In addition to raising her family, which was always her highest priority, she worked at the Boy Scout Office in East St. Louis, Illinois; Amcor in Ogden, Utah; and was secretary to the English Department at Weber State University. She leaves behind a loving family including six children: Hal (Terri) Brostrom, Farmington, UT; Calvin (Judy) Brostrom, Cary, NC; Ruth Christian, Richmond, VA; LuWain (Jim) Proctor, Orem, UT; David (Becky) Brostrom, Ogden, UT; and Dawn (Keith) Jensen, Layton, UT. She also dearly loved her 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her aunt, Neva (Virgil) Grotz, Blue Eye, MO; sisters, Erma (James) Wallace, Salt Lake City, UT; Shirley (Owen) Price, Mokena, IL; and one brother, Bill (Jan) Sparrow, West Valley, UT. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; father, Louis Hess; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Clarence Sparrow. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 6 in Richmond, Virginia. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 9 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross, LDS Humanitarian Aid for Hurricane Katrina, or Bon Secours Hospice. Local Funeral Directors, Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary Email condolences to the family at