Daniel R. Brooks, 55, of Cottage Hills, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at his residence.
He was born March 20, 1959, in Wood River, the son of Lila (Ballard) Brooks of Cottage Hills and the late Donald Brooks.
In addition his mother in Cottage Hills, other survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Joseph Mielke of Cottage Hills; a niece, Amber Mielke of Cottage Hills; and his stepmother, Eileen Brooks of Alton.
Daniel was formerly employed at Fabrication Specialists in Alton. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Alton. He enjoyed flying remote control helicopters. He loved tinkering with things and building things.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Megan L. Mielke.
In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of memorial services at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.