Brenda “Susie” Berkenhoff Brisco passed away the age of 80 on March 17, 2021 in Bryan, Texas. Susie was born January 1, 1941 in Hallettsville. She was baptized and confirmed in the catholic faith and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Hallettsville, Texas in 1959. She married Weldon Brisco on December 21, 1959 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She and Weldon lived in different places while he was employed in the oil industry. They settled in Hideaway, Texas when he retired in 1993. she and Weldon were married for 55 years until his death in 2015.
Susie had the heart of a servant. She was a bedrock member of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Lindale, Texas where she devoted much of her time and served in many capacities: Sacristan, St Paul Society, Holy Family Kitchen Captain, Our Ladies’ Alter Guild, Extra-ordinary Minister, and Religious Education Teacher. She was a member of the Tyler Council of Catholic Women and the Legion of Mary. She also spent time volunteering with the local Meals on Wheels program. She loved to garden, cook and visit with family and friends. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. she never knew a stranger and will always be remembered for her friendly smile and joyful personality. She was loved dearly by her family, her classmates, and her close friends in Hideaway.
Susie was preceded in death by: her husband, Weldon; her mother, Julia Riebschlaeger Hartmann and step-father, Henry Hartmann; and her brother Gus Berkenhoff.
Susie is survived by three sons: Marshall Brisco and wife Myra; Travis Brisco and Mary Dodson, and Russell Brisco and wife Kristine; brother Randy Hartmann and wife Charlotte; sister-in-law Cathy Berkenhoff; grandchildren: Madison Courts and husband Dustin; Morgan Brisco and fiancée Clayton Barbay; Jaycie Brisco and Jaxon Brisco; and step-granddaughter Riley Trahan.
Memorial Mass: 10:00 am Saturday March 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Hallettsvile.
Memorials (in lieu of flowers): Holy Family Catholic Church of Lindale, Texas or Sacred heart Catholic Church of Hallettsville, Texas.