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LARRY M. BROOKS, 79, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind. He was born in Huntington, Ind. and graduated from Huntington High School in 1954. When he was younger, Larry worked for Wabash Magnetics and Utrad in Huntington. He retired in 1999 from Food Marketing/Supervalu Inc. after 35 years. He was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church, Masonic Amity Lodge 483, and the Floral Chapter Order of Eastern Star 75. He served twice as the Past Worthy Patron for the Huntington Masonic Lodge where he was a 50-year member. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine Provost Unit for 31 years, where he served as secretary and treasurer for nine years.

Surviving are his son, Timothy W. Brooks; daughters, Terri A. (Jeff) Frank of Fort Wayne and Trudy K. (Larry) Larrew of Glen Carbon, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Daniel J. Frank, Michael S. Frank, Emmy S. Larrew and Elise X. Larrew. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Janet B. Brooks who preceded him in death in November 2014. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 West Wayne St., Fort Wayne, Ind. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, Ind.