Donald M.  TenBrook


Donald M. TenBrook, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in the Emergency Room at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo. He was born September 13, 1932, in Burlington, the son of the late Harold & Maerina (Fisher) TenBrook. On August 7, 1952, he married Anita French who preceded him in death on March 17, 2017.
Don graduated from Kokomo High School in 1950 and LaSalle Business College in 1956. He served with the United States Army from 1953-1955 with the 86 division at Fort Bragg. Don served as president of Affiliated LP Gas in 1956 and in 1966 he became president and CEO of TenBrook Sales LP Gas. He served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana LP Gas Association. He also served on the Boards of Director for the National Federation of Small Business, the Burlington State Bank, and Kokomo Federal Savings and Loan. Don was President and CEO of family owned TenBrook Sales Inc., a propane and HVAC business established in 1936. For 10 years, Don served as Director of First National Bank and Trust, and as Past President of the Kokomo Country Club.
Don is survived by his children, David (Debbie) TenBrook, Dan (Ruth Schroeder) TenBrook, Jeff (fiancé, Annette) TenBrook, Barbara (spouse, Jennifer Duke) TenBrook, and Tiffany Stevens; grandchildren, Nathaniel TenBrook, Jason (Kari Novak) TenBrook, Bryan (fiancé, Kristy) TenBrook, and Kelly (Marc) Myers; great-granddaughters, Monica Myers, Carmella Kurtz, and Arianna Ramirez; sister-in-law, Barbara (Robert) Stutzman.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jerry TenBrook.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Jeff Sexton officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Don's memory to Howard County Community Hospital or St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation. Messages of condolence may be left online at
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Susie Castner
Aug 04, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of Don. I had no idea. Having lost my husband, Andy, Don sent me a lovely hand written note. He was so good at sending notes to Andy through the years. He was such a nice guy and will be missed by many.
Shirley Ryan
Jul 18, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Mr. TENBRIOK.
Jul 18, 2019
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Vickie Shoemaker
Jul 16, 2019
Vickie Shoemaker
Jul 16, 2019
Barb we are so sorry for your loss. Our condolence to you and the family. Call if you want to talk. Love to you.
Stephanie Beck
Jul 16, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Donald M. TenBrook by Stephanie Beck.  Send flowers
David Standt
Jul 16, 2019
A great friend and a greater person. My mentor since I was in grade school in the late 40's, when he invited me to his "track meets" on Western Avenue. During a lifetime of friendship, I never once heard him raise his voice at anyone. A terrific role model, a respected business associate, and the best partner on the golf course or in card room. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Condolences to Jeff and the whole family.