George Wayne Brugler, 76, of West Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in the comfort of his own home with his wife and family at his side, following an extended illness.
He was born on the family farm at Big Springs July 31, 1937, to the late Porter L. and Neva H. Zimmerman Brugler. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Richard L. (Phyllis) Brugler and three sisters, Lorena (John) Elliott, Martha (John) Hilliard and Donna (Richard) Wagaman.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Susan Jean Cummins Brugler, to whom he was married on June 28, 1959, at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Bice; his children, David Wayne Brugler of West Mansfield and Karin Jane (fiancé Les B. Murphy) Brugler of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kyle Brugler, Grant Brugler, Peyton Brugler and Cole Brugler; a brother-in-law, Tony Cummins of Pasadena, Calif.; and 15 nieces and nephews.
A hard-working, capable man, George worked as a John Deere mechanic for many years, including several years with Creviston Implement in West Mansfield, and retired from the Logan County Highway Department.
He was a 1956 graduate of Rushsylvania High School and formerly served as fire chief with the Bokescreek Fire Department.
George loved to tinker in his shop and could fix anything. He spent many years boating and fishing on Lake Erie and especially enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes.
More than anything, he was a loving husband, a proud father, and a devoted grandpa who will be missed dearly.
The Rev. Doug Thompson officiates a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where friends may call one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Bokescreek Fire Department.
Express condolences at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.