Kenneth “Ken” Joseph Brooks, 82 of Crawfordsville, Indiana passed from this world on Thursday May 10, 2018 with his family surrounding him. He was born on April 15, 1936 to Milton and Emma (Carrier) Brooks of Davenport, Iowa.
Ken graduated high school and went on to lead 4 proud years in the United States Army in Chicago, Illinois. After which time he met Joyce Ann Sell and established their family on October 21, 1961. He loved his family and was very proud of each one of them. By his family he is characterized by being stubborn, however, he was just as big hearted and willing to help anyone with anything. He was very willing to give the shirt off his back to help others. He also considered freedom as a very precious part of his life. Freedom meant many different things in his life, the freedom to live as he wanted, the freedom to do what he wanted, including riding his moped anywhere in all types of weather, and the freedom with his family to grow, learn and prosper. One of his favorite places was Disney, he also loved many kinds of movies, and fully enjoyed playing bingo.
Ken was preceded in death by his loving wife Joyce (Sell) Brooks, his parents Milton and Emma (Carrier) Brooks, his son Michael Brooks.
He is survived by his children Donald (wife Beth) Brooks of Crawfordsville, IN, Catherine Brooks of Seattle, WA, Sandra (husband Bill) Gallatin of Brownsburg, IN, Karen (husband Gary) Hosier of Brazil, IN, his brother Vern Brooks, and 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren with many extended family and many friends.
He is missed by all who knew and loved him.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 am., Memorial Service St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 1306 East Main St. Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Please send all flowers to St. Bernard's Catholic Church