Glenn T. “Red” Brooker of Westchester, formerly Oak Park, died on Jan. 20, 2023.

Born on Aug. 6, 1928, he was well known for his ability to make people laugh, as a great storyteller, and a master of many dialects. A graduate of Fenwick High School and Loyola University, he was a longtime parishioner of Ascension and loved to spend time with family and friends traveling, fishing, hunting and golfing. His greatest love was his wife Marianne, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the time he spent with them.

Glenn was the husband of Marianne (nee Reeb) for over 70 years; the father of Bill, Ann (Dan) Fischer, Tom (Tracy), Mary (Jack) Wagner, Katie (Jack) Zachary, Beth (JR) McCracken, Nancy (Rich) Graham and Jack (Sarah); the grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of 12; brother of the late Dick (the late Dolores), brother-in-law of the late Bill Reeb, the late Jim Reeb, the late Jeanne (the late Jack) McGuire, the late Audrey (his best friend, the late Jack) Walsh, the late Jackie, (the late Jim) McGill; the uncle of many nieces and nephews; son of the late Charlie and Martha (nee Simpson) Brooker and son-in-law of the late Carl and Ann (nee Ahern).

Visitation was held on Jan. 24, followed by Mass at Ascension Church in Oak Park, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ascension School or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are appreciated.

Arrangements were handled by Peterson-Bassi Chapels, Bob Gamboney, funeral director.

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