Luke S. Brubacker, 86, carpenter, father of 13, attended Stauffer Mennonite, business owner

By on May 3, 2017

Luke S. Brubacker, 86, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at home.

He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Aaron and Rebecca (Sensenig) Brubacker, and was the husband of Ida Ann (Martin) Brubacker, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.

He was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Church. Luke was a carpenter. After retirement, he operated a gas appliance business.

In addition to his wife, Luke is survived by 12 children: Alice (Rufus) Martin of Vandalia, Ill.; Ellen (John) Martin of Ephrata; Nancy (Ivan) Martin of Port Trevorton; Lilly (Irvin) Brubaker of Ephrata; Galen (Sadie) Brubacker of Port Trevorton; Clyde (Judy) Brubacker of Port Trevorton; Erla (Wayne) Brubaker of Port Trevorton; Ralph (Susan) Brubacker of Ephrata; Titus (Marlene) Brubacker of Ephrata; Ray (Delores) Brubacker of Ephrata; Rosene (Levi) Sensenig of Selinsgrove; Kathryn (Gene) Stauffer of Bainbridge, Ohio; a daughter-in-law: Leah (Daniel) Martin of Denver; 90 grandchildren; 218 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Anna (Clarence) Martin of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Lewis Brubacker; granddaughter: Darla Brubacker; several great-grandchildren; eight brothers: Harvey, Leroy, Amon, Amos, Titus, Phares, Rufus, and Aaron Brubacker; and two sisters: Martha Martin and Katie Gehman.

Services were held April 27 at Stauffer Mennonite Church, Ephrata. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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