Galen  Brubaker


Galen Leroy Brubaker, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Courtyard Healthcare Center.
He was born Oct. 8, 1930, in East Freedom, Pennsylvania, to Lloyd and Margarie (Bowser) Brubaker.
On July 10, 1950, he married Martha M. Polinsky in Winchester, Virginia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Lloyd (Carrie) Brubaker, Goshen, Coleen Brubaker, Denver, Colorado, Ron (Deb) Brubaker, Goshen, and Gail (Jeff) Vance, Elkhart; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; eight step-great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary (Don) Berkheimer and Kay Brubaker, both of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by son, Ted Brubaker; grandson, Jeff Vance; sisters, Eleanor McCleary, Esther Cramer and Margarite Brubaker; step-grandson, Robert Vance; and an unnamed brother who died in birth with his mother.
Galen worked in the maintenance department of Goshen Rubber Company. He was also a farmer, iron worker and welder.
He was a member of Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren and life member of the NRA. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing and hunting and had an enormous amount of knowledge on firearms and reloading.
Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service at Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren, 65575 C.R. 11 , Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Window.
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