Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Daniel (Big Epa) Brooks, 67 of Valparaiso, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born February 24, 1953 in Chesterton to Howard and Rita (Milzarek) Brooks. Dan made his career as the Associate Director of Facilities Management at Valparaiso University for over 30 years. He attended St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso. Dan cherished the time he got to spend fishing and bowling with his family and friends. He loved music and even spent time as a DJ for parties and weddings. Dan loved spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored. A favorite family memory is the Christmas breakfast feasts that Dan made, which will continue to be the highlight of the holidays. Dan will be remembered for his good sense of humor, fun nature, and big heart. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  He is survived by his children: Patrick (Monica) Brooks of Valparaiso, Samantha (Eric) Splitgerber of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Tobias, Jasmine, Paul, Robbie; siblings: Russell (Jan) Brooks, Kathryn (Tim) Zimmer; and his beloved cat, Ninj. He was preceded in death by his parents.  Following cremation, a memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., with the service beginning at 6:00 PM.   Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

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