Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Richard Brooks Obituary

Richard   Brooks
Richard Brooks

July 5, 2010 - August 24, 2010
Born in Council Bluffs, IA
Resided in Darwin, MN


Richard A. Brooks, age 80, of Darwin, MN, died on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, MN. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 27, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield with Pastor Gordon Pennertz officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the First Presbyterian Church Handicap Accessibility Fund.

Richard Allen "Dick" Brooks, the son of John and Lois (Ellicott) Brooks was born on July 5, 1930 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dick received his education in Council Bluffs, Iowa, graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1948. He continued his education, attending Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Shirley Peterson on January 28, 1951 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dick was a carpenter for 6 years before becoming deputy building inspector and later building inspector. In 1962, they moved to St. Louis Park, MN where he headed the Building Code Department. He later worked for the State Building Code Division in St. Paul where he became assistant director and later director of Building Codes in Minnesota. In 1987, Dick and Shirley bought a home on Lake Stella, where they enjoyed going every weekend, before he retired and moved there permanently in 1991. He was a member of the Lions Club in St. Louis Park and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield.

He was past president of the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards and a member of International Conference of Building Officials. He was on the advisory board of the Litchfield Area Hospice, on the board of the Aging Advisory Council, a member of Lake Stella Lakeshore Association and active in Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, volunteering at church and living on Lake Stella.

Dick is survived by his wife Shirley, children Jane (and Daniel) Dornfeld of Lakeville, MN; Emily Brooks of Pismo Beach, CA and Carol (and Charles) Chase of Plymouth, MN; 6 grandchildren Kara (and Darin) Duphorn, Karen Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Leah (and Aaron) Peterson, Anna Cariad-Barrett (and Robert Barrett) and John Dornfeld; 2 great grandchildren Kaija Tan and Natalie Duphorn; a brother Gordon (and Marian) Brooks of Branson, MO; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Lois and a brother Robert.


Guestbook Issues? Click here for help.



First Presbyterian Church
225 N Holcombe
Litchfield, MN US 55355
Friday, August 27, 2010
11:00 AM

Home  •  Contact Us  •  Mobile Site  •  316 Sibley Ave S  •  Litchfield, MN 55355  •  Phone: 320-693-8151  •  Fax: 320-693-2465  •  Email:
© Copyright  2010-2017 Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and FuneralNet®
Owner: Thomas Vertin  
To express condolences, click a name and sign their guestbook.
Marlys  Selma Vilhauer
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Avis  M. Thomsen
Thursday, April 27, 2017
David  Owen Reeves
April 7, 2017
Ruth  L. Kuester
March 31, 2017
Marvin  Charles Hiepler
March 28, 2017
Kathleen  M. O'Reilly
March 21, 2017
Linda  Mae E. Wimmer
March 18, 2017
Frances  Mae Pollock
March 9, 2017
Richard   LeFebre
March 7, 2017