Douglas Brooker

1961 - 2020

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Douglas K. Brooker, 59, of Van Buren, passed away at 8:45 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. He was born on April 10, 1961, in Findlay to the late Elmer "Bud" and Mary Jane (Peterson) Brooker. Doug is survived by his daughter, Ashley (John) Hall of Des Moines, IA; son, Logan Brooker of Toledo; brothers: R. Scott (Vicki) Brooker of Findlay, Steven E. (Gale) Brooker of Gibsonburg, OH and Dennis K. Brooker of Findlay; sisters: Suzi (Doug) Rhodes of Bowling Green and Denise "Shelli" Brooker of Findlay; granddaughter, Elise Hall; 12 nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Deuce. Doug retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, upon retirement he worked for Coldren-Crates Funeral Home and Knollcrest Gardens. He was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Doug was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing and riding his Harley. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information

  • Final Resting Place:



  • Contributions:

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
    1332 N. Halsted Suite 201
    Chicago, Illinois 60642 2642

  • Instructions:

    A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

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To : The Brooker Clan
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Sue Buckmaster
Steve, Scott, Suzi, Dennis, Shelli and yes, Doug,
I will never leave out any of you because you are all family to me. I met you all after my friendship with Shelli began so many years ago. Mom and Dad Brooker accepted me and I never looked back. I can't express how very sorry I am for the loss of Doug. I don't worry for him as he's celebrating with all who have passed, is healthy and happy, far more than we are. It is my prayer that this special family come together and love one another, especially over the holidays as Doug would want all of you to. I pray you all gather in his honor with laughter, joy, tears, memories, love. Tomorrow is not promised and you have each other today. Love Doug together, today and always. I think he'd wish nothing less. God bless you all, dear Brooker Clan, with love. 🕊❤

To : Doug's Family
Date :Monday, November 16th 2020
From : Marie Clevenger Smith
So sorry to hear about Doug's passing. He was a good friend to my dad and a support to me after my dad's passing many years ago. Although I didn't know him well, he was always willing to help, and he couldn't say enough about his kids. He was a very proud dad. Doug I hope you're sitting on beach somewhere with a warm breeze in your hair and a cold beer in your hand.

To : Ashley the Brooker Family and Friends
Date :Tuesday, November 17th 2020
From : Frank Cline
I am saddened to hear the news about the loss of your Dad. He was a good man and a good Union Stewart for Local 207L at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. You, your family and friends have my sincerest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers will be with you through this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace among the angels. Semper Fi Doug

To : Brooker Family
Date :Saturday, November 21st 2020
From : Kelley Family
So sorry to hear about your loss.