Lewis O. Brooks

July 5, 1920 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 101)


Lewis O. Brooks, 101, of Cheboygan, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Lewis was born in Wausaw, Wisconsin on July 5, 1920, the son of Owen F. and Amy E. (Carlson) Brooks. The family moved to Cheboygan, Michigan when Lewis was five years old. He went to work at the early age of 15 in a sawmill. During the war years, he worked in Detroit at Bower Roller Bearing.

Lewis married Hazel M. Schaefer on June 24, 1944. In 1946, he came back to Cheboygan to go into the commercial fishing business with his brother-in-law, Harry Day.

Lewis is survived by his son, Lawrence P. Brooks and his wife, Candi, of Cheboygan, daughter Linda Sue Nowosad, grandson, Allen Brooks, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, his parents, a brother, Clarence Brooks of Cheboygan, and sisters, Veva Wheelock of Arizona and Irene Day of Cheboygan.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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