Gilbert Brubaker

Dec 23, 1931 - Apr 19, 2014

Gilbert Brubaker, age 82, of Wakeman, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Twilight Gardens Home in Norwalk.

He was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Toledo, son of Gilbert and Irma (Applegate) Brubaker. He was a graduate of Michigan State University and received a Master's of Education from the University of Toledo. 

He taught Social Studies for 32 years to sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Berlin Milan School District. He was a Charter Member of the Wakeman Eagles Aerie 4354, a 32nd Degree Mason with the Gibson Lodge, and active in other social clubs. He enjoyed reading books and newspapers daily, watched old movies and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Timothy Brubaker of Wakeman; grandsons, Jonathon (Heather) Brubaker of Amherst and Justin (Jennifer) Brubaker of Norwalk; mother of grandsons, Chris Yontz of Wakeman; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Callie and Andrew; sisters, Marilyn (Tom) Bensman of Toledo, and Sandy (the late Dewy) Baker of Toledo; nieces and nephews.

He married his wife, Norma Peters, on July 29, 1961, and she preceded him in death in 1995.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Wakeman Eagles Hall, corner of U.S. 20 and Ohio 60, where friends will be received one hour prior. Private interment will be held in Toledo at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, Wakeman Community Library, 33 S. Pleasant St., Wakeman, OH 44889, or The Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, Norwalk. Condolences may be shared at