Berniece M. Brittsan

    Berniece M. Brittsan, 92, of Wren, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born  in Monroeville on Sunday, March 28, 1920, to the late Frank H. and Ethel M. (Van Buskirk) Laudahn.
     Berniece married Russell D. "Pete" Brittsan on November 19, 1939, in Monroeville; he passed away on September 24, 1994.
    She was a member of St. Paul Reformed Church of America in rural Van Wert, Ohio. She was a homemaker and was also employed at Decatur Industries for a short period of time.
    Among survivors are her son, Robert A. (Carolyn) Brittsan of Carmel, Ind.; daughter, Joy J. (John) Schaadt of Convoy, Ohio; five grandchildren, Dr. Angela G. Brittsan, Dirk B. Brittsan, Janeen K. (Brian) Fights, Jolynn (Cory Mountz) Schaadt, and Jenifer N. (John) Kryzanowski; and three great-grandchildren, Russel D. Fights, Alek J. Kryzanowski, and Aric A. Kryzanowski.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Laudahn; and four sisters, Luella Raber, Lucille Reidenbach, Leota Newport, and one who died in infancy.
    Visitation will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 12, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the St. Paul Reformed Church of America, with Rev. Chad Strabbing officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Protestant Evangelical Cemetery.
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