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Warren D. Brooks


Warren passed away, Sunday, May 26, 2024, at his home in Otsego, surrounded by his family. 

He was born October 24, 1936, in Allegan, the son of Donald and Lois (Johnson) Brooks. Warren graduated from Otsego High School in 1954 and attended Western Michigan University. For many years he was a foreman for Hackett Construction until his retirement in 1998. 

Warren loved farming and had done so for his entire life. He also liked traveling. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego; the Otsego Township Planning Commission and the Otsego School Board for 20 years. On August 5, 1956, at the Watson Community Church, he married Frances Tefft and they spent 67 wonderful years together. 

Also surviving are his sons, Dennis (Sue) Brooks, Keith (LeeAnn) Brooks, Mark (Lisa) Brooks and Steven (Brenda) Brooks; grandchildren, Danna (Cody) Gregory, Kathleen Zickafoose, Jeremy (May) Brooks, Andrew (Kristy) Brooks, Wesley Brooks, Jon (Trisha) Brooks, Tony Brooks, Ben (Kami) Brooks, Mitch (Kayla Martin) Brooks, and Nick Brooks; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Yvonne Watson along with many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Ross Brooks and Brenda Standish. 

According to his wishes cremation has taken place. 

Friends may visit with Warren’s family from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a memorial service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 31, 2024, with Pastor Lenny Luchetti officiating. 

Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Warren may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the Otsego Public Schools Foundation.

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