Louisa I. Brickner

Mrs. Brickner

Louisa I. Brickner, 82, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born Dec. 5, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, to Bernard and Lorene (Keller) Michaels and was raised by her foster parents, Harold and Loretta Collett. She married her best friend, John Brickner, May 7, 1966.

Survivors include her husband, John of Tiffin; a son, Matt John Brickner of Tiffin; three daughters, Anne (Christian) Klauke of Rochester, Michigan, Jennifer Brickner of Naperville, Illinois, and Beth (Scott) Sauppe of Temperance, Michigan; a brother, Larry Michaels of Fostoria; two sisters, Ruth (Richard) Downs and Barbara (Louie) Borer of Tiffin; and five grandchildren, Alex, Cameron, Jacob, Claire and Maxwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Charlie Michaels, Jim Michaels and Don Sietz.

Louisa graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School and Mercy School of Nursing. After nursing school, she moved to San Francisco, then to Connecticut and back to Tiffin. She worked at Tiffin Mercy Hospital for more than 20 years and later retired from St. Francis. She was a member and volunteer of St. Mary Catholic Church and volunteered at the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Louisa enjoyed knitting and sewing handbags, belts and scarves to sell at her daughter’s online store. She also enjoyed crocheting, praying the rosary and spending time with her husband, children and, especially, her grandchildren. Louisa was always helping others and was a “mom” to everyone.

Friends may visit with the family 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Her funeral Mass will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony Coci officiating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tiffin Right to Life.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmack