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Jeffrey Louis Brucker

February 1, 1971 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 53) 53 Years Old
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Jeffrey Brucker Obituary

Jeffrey Louis “Lewis” Brucker passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 1, 2024, his 53rd birthday. He was born in Toledo to Harold & Marjorie (Rydman) Brucker, Sr. He was affectionately known to many as “Brucker”, “Big Bird” or simply Jeff.

Brucker was a truck driver by trade, following in his father’s footsteps. He drove for Kuhlman Concrete, Soul Road and a few others eventually joining his best friend’s company All About Hauling.

Jeff was (unfortunately) a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan which led to many big debates with the entire family. Jeff loved the days casting a line with his sister Kathy and brother in law Scott. Throughout the years bowling on various teams and was a great match on the pool table..

Jeff’s love of racing started at a young age, racing quarter midgets. He would share many stories of him and his family traveling in the RV to races. Jeff also followed NASCAR his favorite being Earnhardt and he enjoyed going to Toledo Speedway for races. One of his favorite memories was taking his grandsons Kassyn "Fatboy" and Jax to Eldora Speedway to see the races.

Jeff loved riding his Harley, he rode with Abate Region 7 for many years as well as Travels MC. He loved jumping on the bike with his wife. Whether it was just the two of them or linking up with friends along the way.

If you knew Jeff, you knew his loyalty ran deep. Loyalty was a big part of who he was almost to a fault. Friends weren’t friends, they were family.

His wife, Wendy, would call him the Walmart Greeter of Daffy’s on Lewis Ave. He would always have to shake your hand or hug you “hi” and “bye”. His sense of humor was like no other no matter the place or situation. Whether it was appropriate could be debated.

Jeff met his best friend and love of his life, Wendy, the summer of 2012 and married August 22, 2015 at Put-in-Bay. They created the most amazing blended family with their kids and grandkids.

 Everyone knew the love he had for his wife. If you didn’t know he would let you know in his Jeff sorta way. The husband he was to his wife , there isn’t enough words to describe. He literally lived and breathed for her. Jeff would tell everyone all day from the time he got up till the time he got home, he couldn’t wait to get home to his wife. She was his best friend, when you would see him with her it showed.

Jeff was always loud and proud when it came to his kids, from the great adults they’ve become to the amazing parents they are to his grand kids.

Having a daughter was a joy for him from being involved with girl scouts for Alexis to coaching her T-Ball team. Even coaching Adam's baseball team. He would always step up to do anything.

He loved being Papa from the day Fatboy was born, that role came natural to him. The bond he created over the years was unmatched. Fatboy at 3 yrs. old wrote “my favorite thing about home was Papa is there”, that was something Jeff was proud of and let everyone know it. From soccer to football, he never missed a thing. The love he had for his family was who he is! From being the "Baby" brother, to Uncle Dally, Man Jr, to Dad, Husband, cousin and friend. He didn't take any of those titles lightly.  Never using the word 

(Step) kids, and if you did he would correct you.. 

Jeff is preceded in death by his parents Harold John Brucker, Sr. and Marjorie Ellen Rowley; and his mother-in-law Carol Morse.

He leaves to cherish his memory the love of his life, Wendy; daughters Alexis "D1" (Jordan), Alicia "D2" (Travis), Brittney "D3" (Nate "Nick"); son Austin (Ivy); grandkids Kassyn “Fatboy”, Jaxtyn “Bro”, Mariana “Lou”, Markie, Michael and Brody; Father in law, James Morse Sr. (Big Pimpin) 

Siblings, Dawn (Ken) York, Sue Holly Day, Lynn (Ken) Pettit, Kathy (Scott) Joshua, Harold Jr (Mitzi)

Brandy Morse and James Morse Jr.

Not to mention a few of his bro's , Ted Bender Jr (Tree trunk) Kyle Garrison ( Buckshot) Larry Sneider and Jeff (Tammy) McGovern.

“Our Forever wasn't long enough but our love is for eternity.”.

His family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd. Friday February 9th after 3 PM followed by a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 7 PM.

Memorial tributes may be made to his family via this website or at the funeral home to help his family offset expenses.

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February 9, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Castillo Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1757 Tremainsville Rd
Toledo, OH 43613

Celebration of Life
February 9, 2024

7:00 PM
Castillo Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1757 Tremainsville Rd
Toledo, OH 43613


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