On September 16th, 2022 Robert Alan Brooks went to his final hunting grounds.
Donations are much appreciated to help with end of life expenses.
Bob was born September 18, 1943, in Detroit, son of the late Leonard and Alice
(Spencer) Brooks. He was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School with the
Class of 1962.
From there he worked in service stations working on cars and eventually became a certified mechanic working for a variety of shops in the Chicago area and became the youngest service manager at Grayslake Chevrolet in Grayslake IL.
In 1976 he moved to Green Bay, WI. He spent some time with Woody Jepson Chevrolet before opening a very popular pizza restaurant, The Pizza Stop, with his oldest friend Gary Johnson.
In 1976 he moved to Green Bay, WI. He spent some time with Woody Jepson
Chevrolet before opening a very popular pizza restaurant, The Pizza Stop, with
his oldest friend Gary Johnson.
In 1981 he married Suzanne (Suzi) “Greve” Brooks. They raised two children
together and were married until the early 2000’s.
In the mid-1980s he started work with LeMieux Toyota to try his hand at selling
cars. As with everything else he was a success at it and won top sales awards
every year for truck sales in the whole region and worked there until his
retirement in 2008.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching races, traveling, a good meal, and
spending time with his friends and family. Bob was very proud of his
grandchildren and loved his grand pups. Bob was always willing to lend a
helping hand. He would always try to find a way to help anyone out with a project
or anyone in need. He specially had fond memories of yearly fishing trips to
Canada and his time spent at the “hunt club”. He was a charter member of Fox
Ridge Game farm and stayed active until his health prevented it. His sons still
hunt and enjoy their time there. In his retirement years he was often found
commiserating with the Buster’s crew whether playing fantasy football, watching
pool games, playing the machines, or telling stories to whoever would listen.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Leonard and Alice Brooks. His
father-in-law Roger Greve, His sister-in-law's Lucy Brooks and Vicky Greve, and
favorite cook Leona Johnson.
Survivors include his sons: Dallas (Heather) Brooks, Kyle (Kristin) Brooks, Grand
children: Karmyn, Spencer, Katelynn, Kinsley Brooks. Beckett Fortier.
His brother Jeffrey Brooks, Sister Mary Brooks. Former wife Suzanne Brooks-
Balskus, sister-in-law, Heidi (Steve) Gillis, brother-in-law, John Greve, and
mother-in-law Doris Greve. And several cousins, nieces, nephews and countless
friends, especially Gary Johnson and Norman (Norm) Weselowski.
Cremation has taken place and the family will greet relatives and friends at
Lyndahl Funeral Home on Saturday October 1, 2022 from 12 noon until 2pm at
which time a celebration of life/memorial service will take place at Lyndahl
Funeral Home with Pastor Malme from Pilgrim Lutheran Church officiating. The
burial of his remains will be done privately on a later date.