Christopher H. “Chris” Brooks

Christopher H. “Chris” Brooks

Christopher H. “Chris” Brooks, age 80, of Oregon, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Nazareth House in Stoughton. He was born on Aug. 10, 1936, in Carthage, Ill., the son of Jesse and Ruby (Dean) Brooks. Chris enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1955-1958. He married Sondra “Sonnie” Mustain on Sept. 1, 1967. Chris was employed at International Paper, as national manager for over 40 years, retiring in 2005.

Chris is survived by his wife, Sonnie; son, Chris (Holly) Brooks of San Francisco, Calif; daughter, Jessica (Dave) Reed of Madison; grandson, Cassidy; sister, Barbara Brooks; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services with masonic rites will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, with the Rev. Scott Sheets presiding, with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be at McKay Cemetery in Carthage, Ill., at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, with military honors. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Memorials may be gifted in Chris’ name to Community Christ Church, Madison, Oregon Senior Center or Friends of Oregon Library. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
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