Arnold Eugene Brubeck, 90, Stockton, passed away Sept. 29, 2016, in Lake Stockton Healthcare. He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Henry County the seventh of eight children. Later his parents, Alma and Bill Brubeck, moved to Cedar County.
At age 17, Arnold joined the Navy and served as a cook in Oahu, Hawaii. He married Margaret Hamilton, his childhood sweetheart, in 1947. To this union of 68 years, one daughter, Susan, and three sons, Harold Eugene, Ted and Tim, were born.
In his lifetime Arnold was a farmer, carpenter and owner of Brubeck Construction. He moved to New Mexico in 1973 and built homes for the government on the Navajo reservation, which was his largest project.
Upon retirement he served as pastor in Lawrence, KS, Lamar, CO, and Wheatland, MO. Most recently he and Margaret were members of the Black Jack Church of God (Holiness). They were very active in the church as long as their health permitted.
Arnold enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and people. He loved little children and babies loved him at first sight.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Harold Eugene Brubeck.
He will be missed by his wife, Margaret, of Stockton; daughter, Susan Mayo, and husband, Pat, of Lawrence, KS; sons, Ted Brubeck and wife, Noamie, and Tim Brubeck and wife, Chelly, all of Delta, CO; and one sister, Rosemary Gent, of Evansville, IN. He will also be missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Bland-Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Bland-Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton. Burial will follow in Stockton City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.