Jerome J. Brickner, 91 of Tiffin, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Ruffing Family Care Center, Tiffin.
Jerome was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Hopewell Township, to Joseph L. and Rose Agatha (Scherger) Brickner. He married Mabel E. Williams Feb. 1, 1947, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, and she preceded him in death June 23, 2011.
Survivors include two sons, Michael A. Brickner of Tiffin and George J. (Ann) Brickner of Findlay; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Nowell) York and Michelle Brickner; two great-granddaughters, Samantha and Sophia York; three brothers Joseph (Joanne) Brickner and John (Louisa) Brickner, both of Tiffin, and Albert (Dolores) Brickner of Tampa, Fla.; and three sisters, Mary A. Hassanein of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Sr. Mary Quintin, SND, of Toledo and Therese (Paul) Streacker of Findlay.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Louis and Mark Brickner; and one sister, Catherine LaFountaine.
Jerome attended St. Mary and St. Wendelin Catholic schools and then entered the United States Army during World War II, where he was part of a 14-man crew operating anti-aircraft weapons. He retired in 1978 after 30 years as a kiln loader and unloader from Bendix-Autolite, Fostoria. Jerome was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin.
Visitation will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Michael Roemmele officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tiffin, with military rites conducted by the United Veterans Council. The rosary will be recited in church 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
To send condolences to the family or for directions to the funeral home go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.