LAMBERTVILLE – Elden C. Brieschke, age 93 of Lambertville, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania.
He was born February 19, 1923, in Blissfield, Michigan, to Frederick and Hazel (Coswell) Brieschke. Elden graduated from Blissfield High School and completed his education at Cleary College, now University.
He was very proud of his service in the Air Force as a bomber pilot during World War II.
Elden married Shirlee Foster who preceded him in death in 1999, having celebrated almost 50 years together.
Elden retired from Ford Motor Company in 1984 with 35 years of service at the Rawsonville Plant. Growing up in Blissfield, he was raised in the First United Brethren Church, and later was an active member of the Ward Presbyterian Church while living in Livonia. Elden was an avid golfer and also enjoyed gardening.
He will be missed greatly by his family including his son, Mark (Terri) Brieschke of Ida, daughter-in-law, Nancy Brieschke of Ottawa Lake, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Shirlee, he was preceded in death by a son, Todd Brieschke, and siblings, Treva, Myrna, Anna Mae, Glen and Fred.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with the Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Visitation took place at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Contributions in memory of Elden are suggested to Ebeid Hospice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.