Donald Robert Brieske, 77, Town of Prentice, died in the Aspirus
Medford Hospital in Medford on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born in
La Crosse, Wisconsin, on July 21, 1936, the son of Norman and Vera
(Tibbets) Brieske. He was a 1956 graduate of the Janesville Senior
High, and attended Wisconsin State University-Whitewater. He served his
country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961. He was married to
Beatrice "Bea" Erickson in the Ogema Baptist Church on May 18, 1963. He
was employed by General Motors Corporation in Jamesville as an Auto
Worker until the time of his retirement in 1991. In 1992 he and Bea
moved to their home in the Town of Prentice. He was a member of the
Ogema Baptist Church, and of the United Auto Workers, Local 95. In his
free time he enjoyed golf, bowling, and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; by three brothers, Richard
(Karen), Janesville, WI, Norman (Nancy), Ontario, WI, and Robert
(Nicky), Delevan, WI; by two step-brothers, Robert and William; by two
step-sisters, Diane and Patricia; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; by his step-father, Robert
Peterson; and by one sister, Mary Ann Henning.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 20, at
the Ogema Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Price and Pastor Don Rhody
officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Southern Price
County V.F.W. Post 8491. Internment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in
Ogema. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of
services on Friday.
The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with