Brehm, Mary Lou

Written by David Green.

Mary Lou Brehm, 78, of Territorial Rd., Waldron, Mich., died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at her home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Williams County, Ohio to the late Lowell and Audra (Brannan) Kline. She married Melvin “Tom” Brehm on Dec. 18, 1954, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1991.

Mary worked alongside her husband as a dairy farmer and enjoyed baking and cooking for her family.

Surviving Mary are three sons, Dave (and Deanna)  Brehm of Everett, Mich., Terry Brehm of Kunkle, Ohio, and John (and Jene) Brehm of Waldron; six daughters, Irene Brehm of Williston, Fla., Judy Connin of Waldron, Chris (and Richard) Plum of Waldron, Colleen (and Ray) Shantz of Waldron, Linda (and Christopher) Hassenzahl of Pittsford, Mich., and Jolene (and Brian) Myers of Fayette, Ohio; one brother Jerry (and Geraldine) Kline of Maumee, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Jolene Kline, and two grandsons, Scott Ferguson and Michael Brehm.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Dr. Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County, Waldron District Library, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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