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Raymond D. Brooks, 96, Woodstock

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Raymond D. Brooks, 96, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 2, 1920, to Delbert and May (Evard) Brooks in Fort Wayne, Ind.  

On Oct. 26, 1942, he married Dorothy A. Lewis.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Indiana Tech. He worked at Northrop Grumman for many years and was a member of the Association of Old Crows.  He served as a  deacon at the North Riverside Community Presbyterian Church. He also served as the school board president for the North Riverside School District. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda M. Brooks and Joan (Ted) Pierce; six grandchildren, Kyle (Kim) Tutwiler, Burlis (Courtney) Pierce, Shelly (Michael) Hernandez, Amanda (Brett) Ellis, Justin Pierce and Jeremy Pierce; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife in 2002; a daughter, Karen Elizabeth Tutwiler; two brothers; and a sister.

Visitation and funeral were held June 27 at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.  All other services were private.

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