Brooks, age 88 of Chesterton, passed away on May 8, 2017, at Franciscan
Saint Anthony Health in Michigan City, IN.
He was born on July
30, 1928, in Chesterton, IN, to John and Flora Brooks, both of whom preceded
him in death.
He is survived by
his children: Christopher (Bonni) Brooks of Windsor, CO, Matthew Brooks of
Boyne, Michigan, Jennifer (Art) Nash (Brooks) of Charlevoix, Michigan, and
Melissa Johnson (Brooks) of Loveland, Ohio; his grandchildren: Hannah Kirk
(Brooks), Paul (Amy) Brooks, Kirk Nash, Nichols Johnson, and Nathanial
Johnson; his great-grandchildren, Amelia Kirk and Asa Kirk and his brother,
James (Diana) Brooks of Arizona.
He is also preceded
in death by his former wife, Judith Marie Brooks (Ciss).
Chad was the
Founder and President of Instrument Systems, Inc., which employed a skilled
group of engineers and technicians that would support many institutions and
power plants throughout the Midwest for their mechanical system needs. The
company was based in Chesterton, Indiana. He was a member of Instrument
Society of America (ISA) and was a police commissioner for Porter Indiana in
his later years. Throughout his life he enjoyed his family and close friends
and in his spare time built and flew model RC airplanes and some
helicopters, and was a member of the Midwest Sundowners RC flyers group. He
helped many people and gave generously to them of his time and money. He was
also a U.S. Navy veteran.
will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Erik Grayvold
The family will
receive friends on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN.
may be given to: The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas,
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