John F. Brooks

Born: Fri., Feb. 9, 1940
Died: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019


A Celebration of Life

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 18, 2020
Location: DeKalb County Coon Hunters Club


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John F. Brooks, 79, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola, Indiana.

He was born on February 9, 1940 in Pleasant Lake, Indiana to Clark and Mary Alice (Whysong) Brooks.  He married Lou Ann Favourite on July 7, 1959.

John retired from Universal Tool of Butler, Indiana in 1997 after 35 years of service.  Then he worked for Dilts Sewer Services out of Hamilton.  He was also the sexton for Mount Zion Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Indiana for many years.

He was a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Pleasant Lake and of the Pleasant Lake Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Lou Ann Brooks of Pleasant Lake, Indiana; son, Chad (Shaya) Brooks of Angola, Indiana and daughter, Beth (Chad) Ritter of Hamilton, Indiana.  Also surviving are his two grandchildren, Ty Ritter and Zane Ritter both of Hamilton, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Craig Brooks on October 13, 1978 and sister, Amy Penick.

A Celebration of Life will be from 3-5 PM on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the DeKalb County Coon Hunters Club, 7141 CO. RD. 4A, Hamilton, Indiana 46742.


A private family graveside service has taken place and burial is in Mount Zion Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Lake Lions Club or the Mount Zion United Methodist Church’s Trustee Fund.

Charitable donations may be made in John's memory to the following organizations:

Mount Zion United Methodist Church for the Trustee Fund

Pleasant Lake Lions Club

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Carla Flegal
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. The good memories are wonderful to have. He will be missed by many that’s for sure. Prayers are being sent to all of you. With lov e and friendship, Carla

Della M. Goulter and Jim Goulter
   Posted Sat January 04, 2020
Lou Ann we were saddened to hear from Ron and Candy of John's passing. He was such a kind man and good friend and will be missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jan Overgaard
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
Lou Ann, so sorry to read about John, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Death is a heartache no one can heal.
Love is a memory no one can steal.


Wayne & Sarah Thelen
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
Lou Ann...

So sorry to hear about John... He was a neat guy.. We know your
heart aches and we feel for you..Sure enjoyed visiting you guys..

Prayers for the family...

Wayne and Sarah