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Funeral service Saturday for Justice Crooks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been made for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks, who died Monday in his chambers at the state Capitol. He was 77.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Matthew Parish in Green Bay at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Newcomer Funeral Home in Green Bay and at the church on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Crooks was a Brown County judge from 1977 to 1996 when he was elected to the Supreme Court. He announced last week that he would not be running for a third term on the bench.

Crooks was a stoic and neutral figure on a bitterly divided high court. Fellow justices recall him as a thoughtful decision-maker who had a wonderful Irish sense of humor.

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