John W. Brubaker

John W. Brubaker, 92, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at 5:40 p.m. at Heritage Pointe  in Warren.

Mr. Brubaker was a graduate of Rockcreek High School. He was a member of the Petroleum United Methodist Church in Petroleum. He served his country in the United States Navy. He formerly worked at Franklin Electric, Bob Case Trucking, Stohl Packing Trucking, Mersman Tables in Celina, National Oil & Gas in Bluffton,and he retired from Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe. He was a member of the Wheels of Yesteryear Antique Tractor Club, Yellowstone Camping Club and Grover Sheets American Legion Post 111.
He was born December 25, 1927, in Huntington County to Ralph and Mary Watson Brubaker.  He married Thelma L. Eltzroth on April 9, 1948, in Wells County, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 2017.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah (Steve) Caswell, of Albion, three sons, Francis "Frank" (Leslie) Brubaker, of Plymouth; Larry (Tina) Brubaker, of Fremont; James Brubaker, of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Robert (Opal) Brubaker, Jerry (Imogene) Brubaker and Richard (Janice) Brubaker, of Warren; a sister, Ruth Ann (Les) Ackley, of Warren; a son-in-law, Ryan Crismore, of Bluffton; two sisters-in-law, Francess Jean Brubaker, of Chrisman, IL, and Connie Brubaker, of Markle; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann M. Crismore; a daughter-in-law, Vicki Brubaker; and a grandson, Chad F. Brubaker.
Calling is Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren. A service to celebrate his life will be held immediately following calling on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Greg Andrews and Rev. Steven Bard officiating.  Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.
Memorials are to Petroleum United Methodist Church, 3625 E. Second St., 
Petroleum, IN 46778 or to the donors choice.                  
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