|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1909|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1997|
Grace D. Briks, 87, Connelly Township, near Breckenridge, Minn., died Tuesday, July 15,1997, at her home on Otter Tail Lake. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge, with Fr. Leo Moenkedick officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Brushvale, Minn.
Visitation will be 3-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, with a 3:30 p.m. Christian Mother's rosary and a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Grace was born Oct. 4, 1909, to Frank and Anna (Martens) Getz at Barnesville, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Barnesville and went on to graduate from Barnesville High School in 1927.
She was united in marriage to Rudolph Briks on Feb. 17,1931, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Brushvale. The couple made their home near Rothsay, Minn., until 1941, when they moved to the present farm in Connelly Township. Rudy preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1964. Grace continued to live on the home farm and spent the summer months at her lake home on Otter Tail Lake.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge, and Christian Mothers. She truly enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She liked to bake, read and spend time in her garden. Grace was always very active in the family farm operation. She was an avid follower of her grandchildren's school and sports activities.
Grace is survived by four daughters: Darlene and Margie Briks, both of Houston, Texas; Shirley Jean Briks, Breckenridge; Beverly Grace and Gregg Jaehning, Wahpeton, N.D., and their children, David, John (J.J.), Richard and Timothy; three sons, Donald Rudolph Briks, Fairfield Bay, Ark.; Jim Briks, Breckenridge; and Jerome and Debby Briks, Breckenridge, and their children, Nicole, Erika and Lindsay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Anna Getz; her husband, Rudy; and two brothers, Oswald and Leonard.
Rudolph J Briks (1906 - 1964)*
Donald Rudolph Briks (1939 - 2010)*
Saint Josephs Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 25, 2010
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