David Thornton, 58, of Brookfield, died May 30, 2020 at his home.

Born Jan. 7, 1962 in Oak Park, Mr. Thornton worked as an animal keeper at Brookfield Zoo for more than 35 years.

He was the husband of Noel (nee Mrazek); the son of the late Donald and late Laureen (nee Sloma) Thornton; the son-in-law of Robert and Carol Mrazek; the brother of the late Christopher; the brother-in-law of Rob and Angila Mrazek; and the uncle of Robert and Amanda Mrazek. 

Private cremation services have been held. A memorial Mass at St. Barbara Church will be announced at a later date. 

Memorials are appreciated to St. Barbara Food Pantry, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield, 60513.

Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at JohnsonNosek.com.