Karl J. Brushaber Jr., age 47, of Delta, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Thursday morning, December 11, 2014. He was born in Wauseon to the late Karl J. Brushaber Jr. and Janice (Stall) Brushaber who survives.
Karl was a graduate of Delta High School. On August 30, 2014 he married his long time sweetheart, Melissa Sanders. Karl served as a Regional Information Technologist with Worthington Industries over seeing their Delta and Monroe Ohio plants. He was a proud member of the Masonic Fulton Lodge #248 and the Shriners. Karl enjoyed playing Santa for family and friends as well as for various organizations during the holiday season. He also enjoyed visiting the Toledo Zoo with his family. Some of Karl’s fondest hobbies were astrology, collecting wolf figurines and rescuing dogs. In addition to his father, Karl was preceded in death by his loving canine companions, Zero and Buster.
Along with his wife, Melissa and mother, Janice Brushaber; he is survived by his stepchildren, Dylan and Kylie Masales; brothers, Larry (Sandra) Burkett, Bud Burkett, David (Sandy) Brushaber and Brian Brushaber; sisters, Tammy Kellar and Julie (Ed) Sauber; nieces, Ashley Justice and Kaylee Sauber and nephew, Kyle Sauber; and fur canine babies, Isis, Shiloh, Missy and Bonnie.
Friends will be received from 4:00 PM -8:00 PM on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with a Masonic Service beginning at 7:30 PM. A funeral service celebrating Karl’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or your local Humane Society in Karl’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com. Thank you to the friends and family who assisted Karl with his care over these last few months.