John W. Brubaker, 92, of Warren, formerly of Bluffton, Petroleum and Berne, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 5:40 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren. He was born Sunday, December 25, 1927, in Huntington County to Ralph and Mary (Watson) Brubaker. He was married Friday, April 9, 1948 in Wells County to Thelma L. Eltzroth.
He was a graduate of Rockcreek High School. He was a member of the Petroleum United Methodist Church. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy. He formerly worked at Franklin Electric, Bob Case Trucking, Stohl Packing Trucking, Mersman Tables in Celina, National Oil & Gas in Bluffton and retired from Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe. He was a member of the Wheels of Yesteryear Antique Tractor Club, Yellowstone Camping Club and Grover Sheets Post 111 American Legion. He enjoyed camping, spending the winters in Florida and spending time with his family at their lake cottage every summer while the children were growing up.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Steve) Caswell of Albion; three sons, Francis "Frank" (Leslie) Brubaker of Plymouth; Larry (Tina) Brubaker of Fremont; and James Brubaker of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Robert (Opal) Brubaker; Jerry (Imogene) Brubaker; and Richard (Janice) Brubaker, all of Warren; sister, Ruth Ann (Les) Ackley of Warren; son-in-law, Ryan Crismore of Bluffton; two sisters-in-law, Francess Jean Brubaker of Chrisman, Illinois; and Connie Brubaker of Markle; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on August 31, 2017; daughter, Ann M. Crismore; grandson, Chad F. Brubaker; two brothers, Max Brubaker; and Bill Brubaker, and daughter-in-law, Vicki Brubaker.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 4 from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, March 5 at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Andrews and Rev. Steven Bard. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.
Memorials may be made to Petroleum United Methodist Church 3625 E. 2nd St., Petroleum, IN 46778 or to the donors choice.
Arrangements provided by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren. Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.