Edythe (Boots) Elizabeth Brisson

RAPID RIVER — Edythe (Boots) Elizabeth Brisson was born May 6, 1926 in Rapid River, Mich., to Albert and Beda Proehl. She was raised on a dairy farm, enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, sports, crocheting, crossword puzzles, playing cribbage and singing. Edythe graduated from Rapid River High School and attended Northern Michigan University where she attained a teaching certificate. After teaching one year at Traunik elementary school, she married Victor (Buzz) Brisson of Limestone Michigan. They had eight children; Margaret (Allen) Caswell, David (Linda) Brisson, Nancy (Daniel) Sluys, Carol Brandon, James Brisson, Anne (Michael) Rasmussen, George (Joan) Brisson, and Mary Noga. Diane Corbet and Caren West were also like her own daughters.

She was a lifelong member of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rapid River where she enjoyed her church family, singing in the choir and praising Jesus. Edythe believed that we are saved by His grace, not by works and lived her life as a shining example of that belief. Everyone she touched knew the feeling of unconditional love and if you were on her card list you were extra blessed.

Edythe was preceded in death by her husband Buzz, her daughter Margaret and her siblings Arnold, Berthola, and Louisa.

She is survived by her adopted sister Martha Brant, seven children, two adopted children (Diane and Caren), twenty six grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

We love you Grandma, you loved us more. God rest your soul. “Well done my good and faithful servant”, Mathew 25 v 21.

Edythe’s family will receive friends on Saturday, October 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with funeral services to follow officiated by Pastor Phil Paustian. The wearing of an appropriate mask and practicing of social distancing is requested. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Martin Lutheran Church of Rapid River.

Edythe will be laid to rest in the Limestone Township Cemetery.

To leave the family a message of condolences, please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Brisson family.