Dwayne LaVerne Brubaker
Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home
Dwayne LaVerne Brubaker, 89, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 12:32 a.m., Saturday, August 9th, 2014 peacefully, at Cedars Health Care Center. Dwayne was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on July 10, 1925, the son of Mabel Arkada (Crist) and Reverend Albert Solomon Brubaker.
Dwayne attended the La Verne grade schools and graduated from Bonita High School, La Verne, California. He then attended the University of Redlands, graduated from the Santa Barbara State College in Santa Barbara with his BS degree in Industrial Arts Education and he received his Masters Degree of Administration from University of Southern California.
He was a member of Monitor Community Church of the Brethren McPherson, Kansas. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren where he served as moderator of the Pacific Southwest District Conference, Sunday school teacher, youth director, and board member at the Valley View Community Church of the Brethren in Whittier, California, Church and District Board member and served his church in many other capacities.
Dwayne honorably served in the U.S. Army during WW II.
Through the years Dwayne started his teaching career in Auto Shop and Drivers Education at Huntington Park High School. He then began working in Administration after completing his Masters Degree. He retired as the Supervisor of the Work Experience Program after 35 years.
Dwayne was a member of Kiwanis Club, was a Boy Scout Leader, was a manager for the Church of the Brethren Camp La Verne, California Teachers Association, and served on the board for the LA Teachers Credit Union for many years.
Dwayne L. Brubaker was united in marriage to Vernice L. Wilhelm on June 11, 1950 at the Church of the Brethren La Verne, California. The young couple established their first home together in Los Angeles, California. In 1953 they moved their family to Downey, California. In 1964 the family moved to LaMirada, California. In 1990 Dwayne and Vernice moved to McPherson, Kansas to be closer to family.
He is survived by his wife, Vernice Brubaker, of McPherson, Kansas; his children, Cheryl Tschudin and her husband Robert, of McPherson, Kansas, Dale Brubaker and his wife Sara, of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Karen Linn and her husband Jerry, of McPherson, Kansas; his 10 grandchildren, Casey Tschudin, Joshua Tschudin, Bethany Tschudin, Samuel Brubaker, Shanna Brubaker, Nathaniel Brubaker, Jacob Linn and his wife Kimberly, Tyler Linn and his wife Katie, Bryce Linn and his wife Rachel, and Caleb Linn; his 2 great-grandchildren - Jase and Riley Linn; other relatives and a host of friends.
Dwayne was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Albert Brubaker.
Private family graveside services were held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Monitor Community Church of the Brethren, McPherson, Kansas, with Pastors John Hoffman and Robert Sifrit officiating.
The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Monitor Community Church of the Brethren, McPherson, Kansas, with Pastors Leslie Frye and Joshua Leck officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monitor Community Church of the Brethren or Camp Mount Hermon in memory of Dwayne and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460