|Robert John Brickner|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, November 26, 2012 10:46 AM|
Robert John Brickner, 84, of Delphos passed away Friday morning at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on July 3, 1928 in Delphos, Ohio to Edward and Amelia (Wiechart) Brickner, who preceded him in death.
On April 21, 1956, he married Jeanette (Ricker) Brickner, who survives in Delphos.
Survivors include his children Gary Brickner of Dublin, Raymond J. (Suzanne) Brickner of Concord, N.C., Carmen (Robert) McGough of Columbus, Mary Kay (Kenneth) Hasenkamp of Dublin, one sister, Gertrude Brodd of Des Plaines, IL and grandchildren Rebecca and Megan Brickner and Brian, Drew and Heather Hasenkamp.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother Raymond T. Brickner, brother Edward Brickner, and sisters Rosemary Wahmhoff and Martha Manley.
Mr. Brickner was a long-time employee of Fruehauf Corporation and retired from there in 1990. He graduated from Delphos St. John High School in 1946 and from Central Technical Institute in 1958. Robert was a man of Faith. He was a lifetime Cradle to the Grave member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. He was a member of the American Legion in Fort Jennings. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. Mr. Brickner loved Delphos and was a lifelong resident. He was a big sports fan, especially for the “3 B’s”; Blue Jays, Buckeyes and Browns. He also had a special knack for repairing almost anything—from broken toys to broken hearts. After retiring, Robert loved volunteering at the Inter-Faith Thrift Shop.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. John Evangelist Church, Delphos, with Father Christopher Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Hater and Schier Funeral Home. Special Services include Wake and Military Grave Rights by Fort Jennings American Legion Post 715 at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice, 1155 Westwood Dr., Van Wert or St. John Elementary School Tuition Assistance.
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|Last Updated on Monday, November 26, 2012 11:01 AM|