Norma M (Steyer) Brickner Welter

April 10, 1929 ~ September 28, 2018 (age 89)

Norma M. Brickner-Welter, 89, of Tiffin, died peacefully at her home Friday afternoon, September 28, 2018, following two months care with Hospice.

Born April 10, 1929 in Tiffin to Jesse and Edna (Weinandy) Steyer, she married Raymond J. Brickner at St. Joseph Catholic Church on July 1, 1950.  He preceded her in death in 1980.  On June 25, 1983, she married Harold W. Welter at St. Mary Catholic Church and he preceded her in death in 2012.

Survivors include, two sons, Roger (Alice) Brickner of Arcadia, Ivan Brickner of Texas, two daughters, Connie (Greg) Frisch of Sandusky; Nadine Washabau of Columbus, five step-sons, Harold (Alice) Welter II of Texas, Larry Welter of Willard, Edward (Terri) Welter of Illinois, Robert (Mary Jo) Welter of McCutchenville, Richard (Chris) Welter of Tiffin, three stepdaughters, Janet (William) Lackey of Texas, Joyce (Edward) Ziegler of Bloomville, Susie Mesnard of Bloomville, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Arthur and John Steyer; two sisters, Martha Kiczek and Doris Miller-Courtney.

Norma graduated from Hopewell Loudon High School in 1946 and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She retired as a teaching aide from Tiffin Development Center in 1989 after 19 years of service, worked at General Electric and Grabler Manufacturing, and assisted with the family farm in Seneca County with Raymond for over 25 years.  Norma was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 2858 and much of her retirement was spent traveling to Jamaica, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Luxemburg, Mexico and all 50 states.  She also enjoyed polka dancing, flower gardening, keeping her bird feeders filled but most of all, her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Coci officiating. A Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in Seneca Memory Gardens.

Friends may visit with the family 6-8:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio  44883.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Hospice Care, St. Mary’s Catholic Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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