Joyce M. Brickner, 89, of Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Bethesda Care Center. She was born on October 31, 1933 in Toledo, OH to Julius S. and Julia M. (Torok) Molnar. She was a 1951 graduate of Bradner High School. Joyce then graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1954 with a Registered Nursing degree. Joyce married Gerard “Jerry” N. Brickner on September 3, 1955 at St. Michael’s Church in Gibsonburg, OH and he preceded her in death on August 7, 2014. Joyce worked as a registered nurse at H.J. Heinz Company, where she retired after over nineteen years of service.
Joyce did a lot of volunteer work in the area. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #121, Rosary Alter Society of the Sacred Heart and Past President of Plant-N-Bloom. She was Past President of the Ohio State Association of Occupational Health Nurses and was also a member of the American Czech and Slovak Dance Club in Millbury, OH. She loved to travel, sew, and garden. Joyce was well known for her Hungarian cooking especially her cabbage rolls (pigs in the blanket) and pastries.
Joyce is survived by her children, Michael (Marcy) Brickner, Fremont, OH, Patricia A. Montgomery, Toledo, OH, Gregory G. Brickner, Fremont, OH; siblings, Marilyn K. Kimmet, Prescott, AZ, Julianne H. Foos, Maricopa, AZ, Barbara L. (Melvin) Kane, Appleton, WI; grandchildren, Nicholas Montgomery Sr., Adam (Andrea) Montgomery, Rayanne (Dashawn) Mitchell and great grandchildren, Nicholas Jr., Lili, Cora and Emerson.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerard “Jerry” N. Brickner and brother’s-in-law, Jerry Gerald Kimmet and Kenneth Foos.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bethesda Care Center and ProMedica Hospice for their loving care they provided to Joyce.
Visitation: Monday, March 20, 2023 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, March 21, 2023; 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery
Memorials can be made in Joyce’s honor to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or ProMedica Hospice.
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Our deepest sympathy to the family of Joyce Brickner May you Rest In Peace Fly high in heaven
Kevin and Brenda Stang
So sorry for your loss Pat
Steve & Nancy Pfefferle
Prayers to all
IAM SO SORRY TO ALL THE FAMILIES. YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES..GOD BLESS.
I loved having Joyce as a neighbor because she always had a warm, and friendly smile. She will be missed!
Bill & Karen Hoffert
Mike – our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Sara Cronin Dorland
Dear Brickner Family, You have our Deepest Sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Larry and Karen Cronin, Randy and Sara (Cronin) Dorland
Joel and Liliana Kimmet
Joyce Brickner was my Aunt and my God-Mother. She was a wonderful person, always very loving, kind and with a smile on her face. I remember all the holidays, birthdays and special occasions at her home, and the wonderful Hungarian cooking from her kitchen. She was a superb Hungarian chef. I will always treasure our memories of her, and her kindness for so many years! Our condolences to her family, to my cousins Mike, Patty and Greg, and all her grandchildren. Our prayers go out to all of you. Aunt Joyce is now resting with God in her garden in Heaven, and has been reunited with Uncle Gerard and our Grandparents, Julius and Julia Molnar! God Bless!
Bob and Patty Molnar, Marathon Florida
Our sincere condolences to the Brickner Family. I still have fond memories of the Molnar family farm in Bradner and the five wonderful ladies who lived there. Sending our prayers to the extended family that God will comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Nancy J Sattler
I enjoyed sharing my love of gardening with Joyce. We were both members of Plant “N Bloom. My condolences to the family.
Fr Joseph Brickner
Dear Patty, Mike, Greg, and All the family. My deepest prayers and thoughts go out to you. Aunt Joyce was, like Uncle Gerard, a wonderful Godparent for me and they were a wonderful aunt and uncle. I always enjoyed visiting and appreciated her joyful and dedicated spirit, not to mention her Hungarian cooking! Most of all I am grateful for her faith and love of God. Sacred Heart parish indeed was blessed to have her there. I am praying for all of you. You might remember Our Lady of Consolation shrine not far from where I grew up. May Our Lady of Consolation strengthen you and grant you the joy of your mother being where she always desired to be. I have been praying that Aunt Joyce is enjoying the presence of the One who gives more than earthly life–eternal life. God bless you cousins,
Fr Joseph Brickner
To the Brickner Family,
Joyce was a good sister-in-law and was very helpful to the family and friends.
The Brickner family was great and generous with their possessions.
She will be missed.
Jeanette [Foos] and Jeffrey Babione
To Joyce’s Family ~ Prayers and Love to You All. Joyce was always Warm and Sweet with a Beautiful Smile for Everyone.