Britsch, Margaret

Written by David Green.

Margaret Louise Britsch, 92, of Bryan, Ohio, died Aug. 28, 2006 at Harborside Health Care in Bryan, Ohio.

She was born March 26, 1914 in Morenci, Mich., to Dr. James B. and Marie (Metcalf) Munro. She married Richard F. Britsch on Aug. 10, 1938 and he preceded her in death March 17, 1990.

Margaret graduated from Morenci High School in 1932 and attended Michigan State University. She was formerly of Munson, Mich., and previously resided at Merry Lake.

Margaret is survived by two daughters, Janet Paxton of Bryan and Betsy Bachman of Wauseon, Ohio; three grandchildren, Brenda Keller of Phoenix, Ariz., Ryan (and Niki) Bachman of Napoleon, Ohio, and Robyn (and Jason) Cocke of Delta, Ohio; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Downing of Commerce Township, Mich., and Jean Hadley of Columbus, Ohio.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Sarah Dixon, and one brother, Dr. Jim Munro.

At Margaret’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, Ohio.

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