Rita M. Brickner, 92, of Liberty Township, died at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.
Rita was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Seneca County, to the late Elmer and Lorene (Weinandy) Breidenbach. She married Cleophas Otto Brickner Nov. 22, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 2000.
She is survived by a son, Ronald O. (Kelly) Brickner of Fostoria; three daughters, Darlene Hohman of New Riegel and Lois (Brett) Willoughby and Donna (Paul) Gosche, both of Tiffin; eight grandchildren, Shelly Biggert, Greg Hohman, Aaron Hohman, Jodi Tebeau, Brian Gosche, Niki Miller, Matt Brickner and Sean Brickner; eight great-grandchildren, Jadon, Trent, Bryce, Hayden, Drew, Cameron, Camden and Olivia; three brothers, Art (Marie) Breidenbach, Paul (Christine) Breidenbach, and Tom (Joyce) Breidenbach, all of Tiffin; and two sisters, Alma (Paul) Moffett and Susie (Phillip) Hohman, both of Tiffin.
Rita was a homemaker, a member of Sts. Patrick and Andrew Catholic Church, Liberty Township, Altar Rosary Society and the Daughters of Isabella.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113, with a wake service at 3:45 p.m.
Prayers will be said at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by her funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Patrick and Andrew Catholic Church, Liberty Township, with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer officiating. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Liberty Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Patrick and Andrew Catholic Church or the ALS Foundation in care of the funeral home.
To send condolences or for directions to the funeral home, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.