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Theron Brisbin, loving husband, father and grandfather, and WWII veteran, age 91, of Swanton, Ohio, died late Friday evening, May 4, 2018, at Swanton Valley and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 24, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio to Mary Irene (Welling) and Theron Brisbin. He was a graduate of Whitmer High School. Theron enlisted in the Army during WWII and served five years as a Medic in France and Germany. When he returned home, he enlisted in the Army Reserves and served 24 years, retiring as Sergeant First Class. On May 5, 1951, he married the love of his life, Helen Jean Willard. She preceded him in death on September 30, 2017.
Theron worked for Toledo Edison and was in charge of training apprentices. He retired as supervisor in 1986. Theron was a faithful man and lifelong member of Reformation Lutheran Church in Toledo, 30-year member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton, and was currently attending Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta. Theron was a member of both the Delta and Swanton American Legion Posts.
Theron loved fishing, especially up north in Canada. He and the family also enjoyed camping and backpacking through the mountains. Theron and his daughter recently returned from a memorable cross country camping trip in their travel trailer. They were both looking forward to many more trips, until Theron's health recently started to decline.
Theron will be missed by his daughter, Debbie Gring of Swanton, OH; son, David (Tina) Brisbin of Findlay, OH; grandchildren, Matthew (Maria) Gring, Sam Brisbin and Eliza Brisbin.
Besides his beloved wife, Jean, Theron was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Timothy John Brisbin and brothers, Harry and Charles Brisbin.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 9th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St. in Delta, where visitation will be one hour prior. Rev. Ed Strietelmeier will officiate. Following a luncheon, graveside services, with Military Rites, will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Aww, So sorry to hear of Doc's passing. I still remember the time I played cards with Theron, Rhinehart and Your grandfather John. He will be truly missed. Such a sweet man. Zeke and Carol
Zeke and Carol Huddleston May 8 2018 12:00 AM
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Deb, he was such a special man. I really cant put into words how wonderful he was to me, and all those at Faith. I will miss him greatly but I am glad he is with Jean and his God.
Josie May 6 2018 12:00 AM
Rest In Peace Brother. You were and always will be one of my spiritual lights. You helped me become a better Husband, Father, and Christian Man. Heaven truly has a new Angel. GLYASDI Jerry Zalecki
Jerry Zalecki May 6 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Brisbin family,
We were so sorry to hear Theron passed away. Theron and Helen Jean had come to our church recently since it was hard for Helen Jean to get up the steps to go to Faith Lutheran Church in Swanton. We enjoyed visiting with both of them. Now Theron and Helen Jean can be together again. May God's loving arms be around all of you now and in the days to come.
Carol & Bob Cain - Delta, Ohio May 6 2018 12:00 AM
Awww my dearest Theron! I was part if the swanton American legion and would always give me a smile and a hug.. He showed up at my going away party and made me cry so hard at the heartfelt gift he gave me.. I am so blessed to have met him! Prayers to you and your family
Deborah M iniaci May 5 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Theron Brisbin
Deborah M iniaci May 5 2018 12:00 AM