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Derek Ray Brooks

August 17, 1958 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 62)


Derek Ray Brooks, 62, of Peru, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

He was born in Peru on August 17, 1958 to Donald and Relna (Hudson) Brooks.  He enjoyed deer hunting, arrowhead hunting, and mushroom hunting-but most of all, he especially loved watching his grandkids play sports.

He is survived by his children, Dalea Zimpelman of Rochester, and Derek “Duke” Ryan Brooks of Peru; and his grandkids Mia Zimpelman, Gage Zimpelman, and Owen Zimpelman.  Also surviving are brother Shawn Brooks (Kim) of Peru, and sister Nino Brooks of Peru; as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Donald “Reggie” Brooks.

A private family memorial service will be held at 12pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Mexico First Brethren Church, with Pastor Lorie Keck officiating.  (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face coverings will be required and social distancing guidelines will be observed.)

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mexico First Brethren Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Memorial Service
December 1, 2020

12:00 PM
Mexico First Brethren Church

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