Brett Alan Eaton

Brett Alan Eaton, 70 of rural Kirklin, died peacefully, surrounded by family at home on June 4, 2024.  He was born August 25, 1953 in Wakarusa, IN to the late Nelson C. and Billie (Mitchell) Eaton.  He was formerly married to Lana Sprague.  In 1991, he married Lizabeth “Ticky” Ehresman in Lafayette, Ind. and they had 32 years together.

Brett went to high school in Warsaw, Ind. and graduated in 1971.  He then graduated from I.U. with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. After college he built log cabins and played keyboard in various bands.  He played in a band called “Perfect Blend” professionally for a few years before deciding to return to medical school.  He then received his medical degree from I.U. in 1985 and began his family medicine practice in Frankfort, IN.  His greatest joy was delivering babies, for a total of 1012 babies during his 34 years of practice. He was proud that he remained an independent family practitioner and had a great nurse, Pam, for all those years. He was also director of Clinton House Nursing Home for 24 years.  Following his retirement in 2019, which was very hard since he loved his patients and staff, he continued to work at Southern Care Hospice until recently.  Throughout his life, he had a passion for flying since the age of 17, working at a drugstore to pay for his lessons.  He purchased a Mooney 201 and had many adventures. His best friend Jim Gordon and he flew to many destinations.  Brett loved being outdoors, hiking, camping, scuba diving and spending time with family, boating and fishing with his sons and watching grandchildren’s sporting activities.  Brett was a jack of all trades and could solve any problem.  He will be remembered for always thinking of others before himself.

Brett is survived by his wife:  Ticky Eaton of rural Kirklin, sons:  Noah Lee Eaton of Brunswick, GA, Seth Nelson (Ashley) Eaton of Indianapolis, daughter:  Trisha Ann Eaton of Forest, IN, sister:  Lynn (Bill) Pesch of Scottsdale, AZ, and 5 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 26, 2024 at Arborwood by Shoup’s, 100 N. Park Dr., Frankfort, IN  46041.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Youth Learn to Fly Fund, c/o Lizabeth Eaton, P.O. Box 2, Kirklin, IN  46050.  Clinton County Crematory and Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort are assisting the family.  Please visit, where you may leave a condolence.