OBITUARY

Gerald Cletus Brickner

December 7, 1945June 6, 2018

Gerald Cletus “Jerry” Brickner, 72, of Delphos, died at 4:55 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Mercy-St. Rita’s Medical Center Hospice, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 7, 1945 in Lima, to Harold J. and Katherine (Sauber) Brickner who preceded him in death. On June 23, 1973, he married Carolyn S. Loudin who survives. Also surviving are their children: Melissa (Wade) Shamblin of Sidney, Stephanie (Chadd) Barney of Wabash, IN and Michael (Heather) Brickner of Delphos; grandchildren: Leah (Zach) Schuh, Andy Shamblin, Clay Shamblin, Adriana Shamblin, Gabriella Shamblin, Soleada Shamblin, Alexis “Lexi” Brickner, Braden Barney, Rylee Barney, Macy Barney, Dalton Barney, Lillian Barney, Grace Brickner and Sophia Brickner; a great-grandchild, Maebree Schuh; and siblings: Thomas (Marcey) Brickner of Delphos, James (Ruth) Brickner of Benton, LA and Judy (Herm) Maag of Ft. Jennings. Jerry retired after forty-seven years of service to CenturyLink (formerly Embarq, Sprint and United Telephone). He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during Viet Nam. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, where he was an usher and Eucharistic Minister. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council #1362, Delphos and the Telephone Pioneers. He was a former treasurer for Delphos Little League and coached the minor league Reds for many years. Jerry was an honorable family man with a servant’s heart, always putting others first. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He loved to be outdoors gardening, mowing, feeding his squirrels and birds. He also loved watching the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes and attending his grandchildren’s events. He will be greatly missed by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Andrew J. Wellmann officiating, with military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where the K. of C. will hold a rosary at 7:15 p.m. and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Jerry’s family requests that you wear casual clothing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com

Services

  • VISITATION Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, June 11, 2018
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Gerald Cletus Brickner

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Jay Melton

June 12, 2018

Jerry you will be missed by all of those who knew you at the telco. You always had a smile and great sense of humor when we worked there.

Terry & Kathy Schlimgen

June 11, 2018

To the whole Brickner family our prayers and thoughts are with you. Jim and Ruth we send our love, we only got to meet you brother Jim once but we remember him fondly. Take care and know we are thinking of you.
Love,
Terry & Kathy Schlimgen

Donald Eyerly

June 9, 2018

Good morning.
So sorry to read about Jerry's passing.
We attended a training school in Kansas City many years ago. I found him to be very friendly and helpful. We stayed at the Embassy Suites. They had a very small kitchen, so Jerry and I went to a local grocery store together and bought supplies for meals so we could eat well while we were there and be able to afford it with the money we were given for meals (which for union members was not much!!!!)
I was also able to talk to Jerry at times via phone calls since I lived in Mansfield.
He was a very nice man and I know he will be greatly missed.
May God meet your every need at this time.

Don

FROM THE FAMILY