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Ray Emery Brubaker

December 3, 1946 — September 13, 2020

North Manchester

Ray Emery Brubaker, 73, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on September 13, 2020 at his home. Ray was born December 3, 1946, he was one of five children born to Albert and Vera (Niccum) Brubaker.

After graduating from Manchester High School in 1965, he married Marjorie Edgecomb on December 5, 1965. The two were wed for fifty-four years. During their time together, Ray owned and operated R&R Service Center in North Manchester from 1982 to 1990. He also drove truck for many years for companies: Bucher Trucking, Pierceton Trucking, Metzger Trucking, and Swihart Grain, most recently however, Ray worked for Ford Meter Box, Wabash, Indiana, for nineteen years, before retiring in 2014.

Ray loved to travel with his wife, most recently to California. He especially enjoyed traveling to South Haven, Michigan and Branson, Missouri. It was his grandchildren however, that changed his life. He adored them and loved spending every minute with them. Ray attended West Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church New Conference.

The loving memory of Ray Emery Brubaker will be forever cherished by his wife, Marjorie Brubaker, North Manchester; son Michael (Christy) Brubaker, North Manchester; daughter, Jolene (Rodney) Brunk, North Manchester; sisters, Shirley (LeRoy) Wray, Goshen, Indiana, Peggy (Marvin) Wise, Modesto, California, Connie (John) Reece, Flora, Indiana; grandchildren, Adrienne Brunk, Tyler (Angela) Brunk, Nik Brubaker, Bridgette (Thomas Martin) Brubaker, Tasha Brubaker; great-grandchildren, Dontae and Casen Snyder. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Glenna Bower.

Family and friends may call Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at West Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church New Conference, 1013 West State Road 114, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services for Ray Emery Brubaker will be private.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Ray Emery Brubaker, memorial contributions may be make to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, 1515 Provident Drive, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.

“You have to climb out of your box to live” - Ray Brubaker

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.


Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice
1515 Providence Drive, Warsaw IN 46580
Tel: 1-574-372-3401

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

West Manchester German Baptist Church

, North Manchester, IN 46962

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