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Ronald Brooks

September 12, 1938 March 9, 2019
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Ronald Joe "Ron" Brooks

Age 80 of Owosso went to sleep and awoke “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his winter home in Brooksville, Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held 1pm Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Nelson-House Funeral Home with Rev. John Miller officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10am until the time of service.

Ron was born in Monroe, Michigan on September 12, 1938 to Archie and Mima (Bailey) Brooks. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1956.  He graduated from Owosso College and earned his Teaching Certification from Michigan State University.

He met his wife Beverly Jo (Bogard) Brooks at Owosso College. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this past August.

Ron began his teaching career for the Durand Public School System (at Bancroft Elementary); then, transferred to Middle and High School.  He spent 2 years at Houghton College, Houghton, New York as Financial Aid and Placement Director.  He missed the classroom so went back to teaching 7th grade English, Geography and Drivers Education for Owosso Public Schools, Owosso, Michigan for the next 30 years.  He retired in 2000 but continued teaching Drivers Education for Owosso and Corunna Public Schools until 2014.  While teaching at Owosso, he was very active in the O.E.A (Owosso Education Association).  He served as Chairman of the Negotiating Team and as President of the O.E.A.   

Ron was starting second baseman for the 1965 State Champion Fast Pitch Softball Team playing for Owosso Savings Bank.  He was a past member of the Owosso Lion’s Club and served on the Local Board of Administration of the Owosso Wesleyan Church.  He also sang in The Royalaires Trio along with his wife Beverly, Mellie Hendricks and Anna Bontrager for over 20 Years. 

Ron is survived by his loving wife Beverly, son James Brooks (Sheila) of El Cajon, California; and daughter Lisa Brooks of Owosso, Michigan; grandchildren Brandon Brooks and Tyler Reid of Owosso, Michigan; and Ryan and Macey Brooks of El Cajon, California; sister Anne Hayes, brothers, Kenneth, Hugh (Louise), Robert; and many nieces and nephews.

 In addition to his parents, Ron is also preceded in death by brother’s Jay and Benton; sister, Rosemary; brother-in-law, Leo Hayes; and sisters-in-law, Margaret and Helen Brooks.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Nelson-House.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

23

Mar

10:00 AM 3/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Mar

1:00 PM 3/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States
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