1961 - 2020
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 www.coldrencrates.com.
Final Resting Place:
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
1332 N. Halsted Suite 201
Chicago, Illinois 60642 2642
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Condolences For Douglas Brooker
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. 🕊❤