Judy Brubaker, 62

Judy M. Brubaker, age 62, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
She was born May 27, 1955 in Sturgis, a daughter of John and Doris (Hostetler) Brubaker.
Judy had resided in Sturgis for the past five years.
For most of her working life, she was employed in sales and management.
Judy enjoyed creative writing and sewing and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed most sports and was a loyal fan of the University of Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers and New England Patriots. Judy loved her dog, Jimmy, and time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandsons.
She is survived by two daughters, Michele (Chris Eash) Reynolds of Sturgis and Alana Holbrook of Miami, Okla,; two sons, Benjamin (Lisa) McKenzie of Lake Orion and Ryan McKenzie of Frankenmuth; nine grandchildren, Josh, Luke, Anna and David, all of Sturgis, Zachary, Theodore, Owen and Callum, all of Lake Orion, and Kadence of Frankenmuth; two great-grandsons, Jaxson and Harrison; her brothers, John Brubaker and James (Diane) Brubaker, both of Sturgis; her sisters, Janet Brubaker of Sturgis, Jill (Arnim) Hescott of Three Rivers, Joyce Hensley of Vicksburg, Kris (Rob) Conrad of White Pigeon and Carol (Ken) Baumeister of Burr Oak; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate and honor the life of Judy Marie Brubaker will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday at LaGrange American Post #215, 100 Industrial Pkwy., LaGrange, Ind.
Private burial of the ashes will take place at a later date at Burr Oak Township Cemetery in Burr Oak.
The Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis, is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Judy’s memory consider the veterans organization of one’s choice.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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