(December 13, 1929 – September 12, 2016)
Bernard J. (Bud) Brubaker, 86, of Midland, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born in Beaverton, MI on December 13, 1929 to the late Laurence and Eva (Myers) Brubaker. On February 17, 1955 he married Elaine R. Aaron.Bernard was in the United States Army and served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict. Bernard worked for Dow Chemical as an electrician for 38 years. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the American Legion. Bud loved to deer hunt and pheasant hunt in Iowa. He also loved to fish and spent almost every weekend in Frankfort, Michigan fishing.Bernard is survived by his wife, Elaine, children; Lee Ann Zunich (friend Jon), Karen (Mike) Popovich and Alan Brubaker, grandchildren; Jennifer, Kristina, Eric, Rick, Zachary, Jared and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers; Charles (Jean), Delano (Joyce), Steve (friend Louise), Dennis (Judy) Brubaker, sisters; Pat Milks, Sarah (Pat) Cabala, Betty Shea, Leah (Doug) Martindale, Elva (Durand) Gardener, Grace (Dirk) McKimmy, his sisters-in-law, Mary Brubaker, Mary Aaron, many nieces and nephews and many good friends especially George and Merl.Bernard was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd, Lloyd (Deloris), Tony (Shelby) Ethel Brubaker, Donald Shea, Jerry Milks and brother-in-law Jerry Aaron.The funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish with Fr. Joe Griffin officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, September 14th at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4-7 pm with a vigil service at 6:30 pm and at the church on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Assumption Parish or the donor?ÇÖs favorite charity.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On line condolences can be left at smithminer.com.