Friday, April 27th, 2012
Mr. Brooks was born in North Judson on November 4, 1934, a son of Raymond and Clara (Katchke) Brooks. He spent his formative years there, graduated from North Judson High School, and as a young man served with the U. S. Army.
He was employed as a cattleman for several farmers over the years, and had moved to Wolf Lake from Leiters Ford, Indiana in 1979.
He was married to Patricia Maciejack. She preceded him in death in 1978.
The surviving relatives include six children Jason Brooks of Wolf Lake, Patrick (Peggy) Brooks of Fort Wayne, Herb Brooks of Lipan, Texas, Mark (Angela) Brooks of Lindsay, Nebraska, James (Carla) Brooks of Hope Mills, North Carolina, and Lora Ezekiel of Florence, Alabama; a sister Anna Paul of Montrey; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his companion Helen Fulk; a brother Raymond Brooks; and by three sisters Myrtle Maciejack, Clara Mae Fort, and Edna Moe.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Rick Van Horn, pastor of Christ Community Church, officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the U. S. Army Funeral Detail and by Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday after 11 a. m. until the hour of the service.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157, 115 S. Main St., Churubusco, IN 46723
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