In Memoriam

| January/February 2002

84, of Prairie City, Iowa, died of a heart ailment Aug. 10, 2001.

The son of Earl and Mary Susan 'Mamie' Buckingham Brubaker, he was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Prairie City. He married Norma Vroom on April 29, 1938. Leo was part owner of the E.M. Brubaker & Sons implement business in Prairie City. Following his retirement, he refurbished antique machinery and tractors, especially Rumelys. He was a lifetime resident of Prairie City and a member of the Prairie City Church of the Brethren, where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Prairie City Volunteer Fire Department and served on the city council. He was also a charter member of the Central Iowa Hawkeye Gas Engine & Tractor Club.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Noralee and Robert Warrick of Prairie City and Marlene and Richard Smith of Bonaparte, Iowa; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Opal Goodrich of Prairie City; four brothers, Carl of Medford, Ore., Merlin of Bettendorf, Iowa, Doyle of Newton, Iowa, and Marvin, of Des Moines, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Bernice Brubaker of Prairie City. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a sister, a granddaughter and two great-grandsons. Submitted by Doyle Brubaker