Jane Louise (Kruger) Brubaker passed from this life to eternal life with Jesus on January 22, 2019. She was 102 years old.
Louise was born October 8, 1916 in the family farm house in rural Elmont, KS to Charles and Carrie Kruger. She married Clayton L. Brubaker March 28, 1948.
Louise had four brothers and two sisters who preceded her in death: Charles (Jeff), Lawrence (Mutt), Alfred (Fritz), Donnie Kruger; and two sisters Ora (Kruger) Martin and Bessie (Kruger) Woodard.
Louise and Clayton have two children: Linda Brubaker Pink (husband Clarence) and Ken (wife Eunice); three grandchildren: Lisa Pink, Lori Anderson (husband Bryce) and Leslie Pink (fiancé Danny Kalkhoff) and three great-grandchildren: Brady Anderson, Brendan Anderson and Logan Pink.
Louise attended Golden Rule (a one-room schoolhouse) and Seaman High School. She moved into town and did housework for several families, worked in Snetigers Cafe and laundromat before beginning her career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where she retired in 1979 with 35 years of service.
Retirement meant more time to help others and she immediately began volunteering at Santa Fe Hospital and St. Francis Hospital for the next 12 years. At the young age of 75, she began another 18 year career managing a Meals on Wheels location and serving meals daily for the Red Cross here in Topeka.
Louise always made time to follow her favorite sports teams-attending whenever possible. From the Topeka Owls farm team to current day KC Royals, she knew all the players names and kept their stats. She also enjoyed and faithfully followed the Oklahoma University men’s basketball team.
She has been a member of the Church of the Nazarene for 84 years, recently a member of Water’s Edge Church. The church has been a vital part of her life - attending services whenever the doors were open. She served as a Sunday School teacher and a delegate to denominational assemblies.
Her legacy is shaped around her love for her Savior Jesus Christ. Her devotion to Christ was evident to everyone she met. Her strong commitment to God, family and friends will long influence those who knew her.
Funeral services will be 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave, Topeka. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow burial at the Parker-Price Reception Center, 1940 NW Central Ave, Topeka.
In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to Water’s Edge Church of the Nazarene, 10000 NW Prairie View Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153.
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