Brenske, Olga G. (Hoppe), Saginaw, Michigan


Went to be with her Lord Sunday, February 23, 2014 peacefully at home. She was 89 years old. Olga was born July 20, 1924 in Alpena, Michigan to the late Charles and Olga (Kirschner) Hoppe. She graduated from Beyer School in Alpena, Michigan and was involved in 4-H and took part in sowing competitions at the Alpena County Fair. After graduating, she moved to Saginaw for employment, and soon after met her future husband Glenn B. Brenske. They were married May 29, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alpena, Michigan; he preceded her in death on August 19, 1995. Together they raised three children. Her family remembers her for her love of spending time with her husband and family at the Au Sable River fishing cottage and Gladwin hunting cottage, crocheting, watching wildlife (turkey and deer), and birds (especially cardinals and hummingbirds), and traveling with Glenn and her children. Olga will be deeply missed by her family and friends. For eternity Olga will be at peace in heaven with her Lord and loved ones. Her surviving family includes two daughters: Sandra K. (Karl) Nitz (Brenske) and Denise A. Bawtinheimer (Brenske); eight grandchildren: Kristopher Nitz, Kelly (Michael) Iseman (Nitz), Kerre Nitz, Adam (Sally) Bawtinheimer, Steven Bawtinheimer, Amanda Brenske, Brandie Brenske, and Melissa Brenske; great-grandson, Calvin Bawtinheimer; daughter-in-law, Jan Bodis; two sisters: Florence Hoppe and Lucille Slick (Hoppe); and two brothers: Ralph Hoppe and Harry Hoppe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Brenske; son, Keith Brenske; and six siblings: Bill, Hattie, Ervin, Alfred, Robert, and Jim. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Pastor Kelly Iseman and Mr. Michael Iseman will officiate. Entombment will follow in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The Church In Drive, 3073 Bay Plaza Dr., Saginaw MI 48604, where her oldest granddaughter serves as the Associate Pastor. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or online at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.