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Roger L. Brooks

April 16, 1949 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 71)

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Roger L. Brooks, 71, of Orion, IL, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at UnityPoint in Rock Island. Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private services and burial will be at a later date.  Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at

Roger was born April 16, 1949 in Moline, IL to Ernest and Norma Scott Brooks Jr. He graduated from Winola High School in 1968 and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam.  Roger was united in marriage to Connie J. Nelson February 14, 1971 in New Windsor, IL.  She passed away February 23, 1993. Roger married Dawn Rohr July 29, 2020 in Cambridge, IL.

Prior to taking over the family farm, he was employed by Mer-Roc FS.

He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and FS board member.  He loved farming and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Dawn Brooks of Orion; children, Traci (Jamie) Dillbeck of Chetek, Wisconsin, Bryan (Lindsi) Brooks of Alpha, IL Carrie (Zack) Hopping of Altona, IL; step-children, Chad Sullivan of Florida, Jessica (Brad) Peck of Galva, IL, Samantha (Jon) Swanson of Cambridge, IL, Landon Carlson of Monmouth, IL, Nicholas Vincent of Orion, IL; 9 grandchildren, Jacob (Shauna) Dillbeck, Lindsey (Sawyer) Dillbeck, Victoria (Jade) Hart, Taylor Brooks, Mitchell Brooks, Bryton Brooks, Brylee Brooks, Parker Hopping and Olivia Hopping; 3 sisters, Bonnie (Donald) Wadhams of Arizona, Ann Witt of East Moline, IL, Joan (David) Seaton of Prophetstown, IL; 3 brothers, David (Ann) Brooks of Florida, Steven (Terry) Brooks of New Windsor, IL, Robert Brooks of Arizona; several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, Connie and 2 infant siblings preceded him in death.

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