Bernard “Bernie" "Buzz” Brickner

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Death 1 Apr 2015 (aged 89)
Burial Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 144538451 · View Source
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Age 89, passed away on April 1, 2015, at home in Oregon with his beloved wife at his side.
Bernard was born in Scott Township, Crawford County, Wis. on Dec. 23, 1925 to Ora Lando and Clara (Peck) Brickner. His family struggled during the Depression, and he learned early the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar. When he could be spared from the farm, Buzz attended country schools in Crawford County, Belleville and Stoughton.
Bernie proudly joined the U.S. Navy in Feb., 1944, and was honorably discharged as a machinists' mate second class in June, 1946.
On Feb. 22, 1947, Buzz married at Peoples' Methodist Church. They celebrated their 68th anniversary in February. Bernard's formal education was limited to the eighth grade, but he could master whatever he tackled. He could fix anything, build anything, and solve any problem. He was the strongest, most fair and honest man anyone knew, a priceless friend or neighbor, and a treasure to his family. Bernie worked many jobs, including delivering cement and coal for Castle & Doyle, before settling into a career with the state Division of Corrections, where he held positions at the Oregon School for Girls and Oakhill Correctional Facility. He was an active member of labor unions throughout his working life. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mabel Sainsbury and Shirley Verzani; brothers, Gerald and Bert Clyde; beloved grandfather, Fred Peck; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.


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  • Created by: Bob
  • Added: 3 Apr 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144538451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard “Bernie" "Buzz” Brickner (23 Dec 1925–1 Apr 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144538451, citing Prairie Mound Cemetery, Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47155955) .