John D. Brooks 83 of Ionia, formerly of Long Lake died Sunday morning Nov. 13, 2011 at Sparrow Ionia Hospital. John was born on July 9, 1928 in Tecumseh, the son of John and Edna (Curry) Brooks. He was a proud member of the United States Navy serving just after World War II. During his working years he was a traffic manager at Tecumseh Products. He was a member of the American Legion in Clinton, Michigan. He enjoyed living at Long Lake where he enjoyed fishing just about every day. John was married on Aug. 5, 1950 in Angola, Indiana to Ilah Dority and she survives along with their children; Tracie and Doug Whiting of Orleans, Robert and Betsy Brooks of Onsted, Mary and Marc Kelley of Maumelle, Arkansas and Lori DeVries of Howell. John is also survived by his grandchildren; Andrew Whiting, Alison Brooks Adam Brooks, Jessica Burnette, Stacie Kelley and Andrea DeVries. He was preceded by his parents one brother Robert and one sister Barbara. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place.Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Shiloh Community Church with Pastor Ken Harger officiating. A luncheon followed the service at church. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association. Funeral and cremation services have been entrusted to Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. To leave a message of condolence for the Brooks Family, please visit the website of the funeral home,

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