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Larry Otis Brooke

September 4, 1949 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 71)


Larry Otis Brooke, 71, of Columbia City, passed away on December 30, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

Born in Laporte, on September 4, 1949, to the late Cyril and Virginia (German) Brooke.  He spent his formative years in Knox. After high school, Larry served in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge on October 16, 1974. 

Larry was married to Rita Makowski in Churubusco, on February 16, 1980.  The couple has lived at their current home for the last 33 years.

He retired from Perrish Leasing in Fort Wayne, where he worked as the "Shop Guy".

Larry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rita Brooke; four step-daughters, Kathleen (Dennis) Cooley, Sherry Makowski, Linda King and Deborah (Tony) Clemmons; a brother, Robert (Judith) Brooke; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In additional to his parents, Larry was also preceded in death by a step-son-in-law, Bill King.

Due to concerns of Covid-19, there will be no services planned at this time. 

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