Briskey, Eva

Written by David Green.

Eva Briskey

Eva Charlotte Briskey, 70, of Waldron, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at home.

She was born March 1, 1936, in Leipzig, Germany, to Erich and Charlotte (Sand) Knobloch. She married James P. Briskey on Feb. 27, 1960, in Hudson, Mich., and he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2006.

Eva immigrated to the United States in 1957 and settled in the Waldron area. She worked at Kroger Egg Company in Hudson, Ohio Art in Bryan, Ohio, and with her husband Jim, they owned Briskey Elevator, Prattville Fertilizer & Grain and Pittsford Grain.

Eva was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson, served on the Morenci Area Hospital Board of Directors and assisted on the Wright Township Election Board.

Surviving Eva are four daughters, Barbara (and Larry) Fether of Pittsford, Mich., Mary (and Douglas) Shatter of Livonia, Mich., Teresa Boyer of Wauseon, Ohio, and Donna (and Brian) Suboski of Alvordton, Ohio; one son, William Briskey of Hudson; three sisters, Ursula, Karin and Jutta of Germany; two brothers, Eberhard and Dietmar of Germany; 16 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Liese Briskey, in infancy, one sister Giesela, two brothers, Lothar and Roland.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Eberle as celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.

Visitation is planned Monday from 4 until 8 p.m., with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Fr. H. Paul Ruddy Education Endowment Fund or Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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