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In Memory of

Robert E. Brooks

November 26, 1928 - June 11, 2017

Obituary


Robert E. Brooks, age 88, of Tofte, Minnesota formerly of Hammond, Indiana passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving family at his side.
Bob was born November 26, 1928 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Paul and Cora Brooks. Also preceding him in death his sister Mildred.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Bernadette (Bassett) Brooks; children, Bill (Barb) Miller, Mary Miller, Bobbie (Joe) Clark, Bob (Stacy) Brooks, Tim (Kim) Brooks, and Kim Brooks; step-children, Floyd (Linda) Bassett, Catherine Bassett, Dawn (Larry) Lopez, Patricia Pitrowski, Elizabeth (Larry) Martinez,...

Robert E. Brooks, age 88, of Tofte, Minnesota formerly of Hammond, Indiana passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving family at his side.
Bob was born November 26, 1928 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Paul and Cora Brooks. Also preceding him in death his sister Mildred.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Bernadette (Bassett) Brooks; children, Bill (Barb) Miller, Mary Miller, Bobbie (Joe) Clark, Bob (Stacy) Brooks, Tim (Kim) Brooks, and Kim Brooks; step-children, Floyd (Linda) Bassett, Catherine Bassett, Dawn (Larry) Lopez, Patricia Pitrowski, Elizabeth (Larry) Martinez, Bernadette (Greg) Grisham; 38 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren.
Bob honorably served in the United States Army during Korean Conflict. He was a master craftsman and wood refinisher for L. Fish Furniture in Hammond. After retirement he and his wife relocated to Minnesota on Lake Superior. He and his wife enjoyed wildlife rehabilitation out their home, healing and nursing wildlife animals to set back into the wild. He was a loving father and grandfather, and was known as "Papa Smurf" to many.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of his funeral at 12:00 noon at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 S. Cline Ave.; Schererville, Indiana 46375) Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.