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Cleo H. Brubaker

Cleo H. Brubaker, 87, of Maple passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

Cleo was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Menominee, Wis. to the late Walter and Blanche (Smith) Segar. Cleo married Kenneth Cox 1946, he preceded her in death 1979. She then married Clifton Brubaker 1987.

Cleo belonged to several organizations, the Women's Mission Society, she was a Girl Scout Leader, VFW Women's Auxiliary, Willing Workers of Pleasant Valley. She made raggedy Anne dolls and quilts for everyone in her family, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and bird watching. Cleo was known for her great sense of humor! She was very proud to work at the Five Mile Fire Tower, where she spotted the famous Five Mile Fire Tower Fire of 1977.

Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her seven children, Pat (Tom) Williams, Jim (Katina) Cox, Diane Lee (Jim True), Eloise Wiley (Al Morgan), Silvia (Lenny) Koplen, Wanda (Walt) Meeker, Zora (Arlen) Walker; one sister Lila (Tom) Dean; 15 grandchildren Arthur, Michael Richard, Robert, Stacie, Nina, Barkme, Michelle, Seth, Lisa, Emily, Andy, Rosemary, Paige, Megan; several great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; very special friends Paul and Debbie Bunnel, and "Fluffy" her favorite cat.

Cleo was preceded in death by her two granddaughters Laura and Jennifer.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 21 at the Wascott Cemetery in Wascott, Wis.

Special thank you to ACH and Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospice of Duluth.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Solon Springs. Online condolences may be shared at