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Rory Brooks


OTTAWA — Rory Brooks, 60, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, April 16.

Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Ottawa Funeral Home with the Rev. John Paul Robbins officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., two hours prior to services Saturday, at Ottawa Funeral Home.

Rory was born Jan. 5, 1958, in Ottawa, to Dennis and Phyllis (Peterson) Brooks. Rory was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He really loved his mother and enjoyed gardening with her.

He is survived by his two children, Brandon (Erica) Brooks and Jenifer (Scott) Sterchi; his mother, Elaine Brooks; four grandchildren, Gabrielle, Madilyn and Olivia Sterchi and Emma Brooks; and six siblings, Deborah (Jerry) Wold, Scott (Eve) Brooks, Melanie (Dave) Abernathy, Brent (Cindy) Brooks, Noel (Sheri) Brooks and Nicky Vanda.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his brother in infancy, Dennis Brooks.

Memorials may be directed to his family.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory

1111 La Salle St., Ottawa, IL 61350


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