Daniel R. Brison, Sr., 65, of Thornville, went to meet His Savior unexpectedly June 1, 2014, after a period of illness. He was born May 3, 1949, in Millersport, son of the late Charles and Myrtle (Prince) Brison.
Dan was a lifelong resident of Thornville, a Sheridan High football player and a 1967 graduate. He worked at Continental Midland as a tool & die repairman for most of his adult life. He was a strong, hard working, yet simple living man who loved God, his family, football, hunting and fishing.
He married his bride, Patty E. Brode on October 26, 1974; they have been together for 42 years during which they raised six children, Daniel R. Jr. (Lori) of Sioux Falls, SD, Chaun P. (Heather) of Sioux Falls, SD, Krystal Dawn (Carnith “Buddy” Boring) of Chillicothe, Carrie Jo (Ryan Devereaux) of Thornville, April D. (Tim Geirhart) of Lancaster and Jeremy D. (Gail Walker) of Thornville. He is also survived by four brothers, Harold (Betty), Jerry (Debbie), Mike (Tena), Ed (Pam); two sisters, Kay (Jack Scmidt), Jane (Mike Hedges); 14 grandchildren which were the light of his life, Ethan, Gavin, Collin, Kelsey, Rogan, Rylie, Justin, Lance, Autumn, Darius, Liana, Adelyn, Tyler and Briar; nine great- grandchildren, Savannah, Elishja, Emberlynn, Liam, Minowa, Aralyn, Arianna, Alexander and Damon; a bundle of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; his lifelong best friends, Donnie Leavitt and Larry Winegardner; and his canine companion, “Lilly Bug/Pigdog.” All were so special to him.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles H. and Myrtle (Prince) Brison; and an infant baby brother, William L. Brison.
A funeral service, celebrating Dan’s life, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014,. in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 S. Main St. Burial will follow in Millersport Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services from 10 to 11 a.m.
The funeral services will be conducted by Dan’s son-in-law and daughter, Captains Carnith and Krystal Boring, Pastors of The Salvation Army.
Memorial contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association , PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Brison Family.