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ALS diagnosis prompts Marathon Savings Bank president to step down after 39 years

7:52 PM, Feb. 27, 2014
Surrounded by birthday cards, Bob Brooks works Thursday in his office at Marathon Savings Bank. Brooks is retiring today after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Surrounded by birthday cards, Bob Brooks works Thursday in his office at Marathon Savings Bank. Brooks is retiring today after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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The man who spent nearly two decades at the helm of one of Wausau's oldest financial institutions will step down today, six months after being diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease.

Robert "Bob" Brooks, who celebrated his 62nd birthday Thursday, sent an email this week to friends, colleagues and community members announcing his early retirement from Marathon Savings Bank. The move was prompted by the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

"Leaving the bank is bittersweet for me," Brooks said in a Thursday interview. "This bank, this ...

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