Gladys M. Brisk

Aug. 1, 1916 – April 4, 2012

Gladys M. Brisk, lifelong Waukesha resident, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 95. She was born in Waukesha on Aug. 1, 1916, the daughter of Benjamin and Martha (nee Albrecht) Torrison. 

On June 26, 1939, she married her beloved husband, Clyde W. Brisk; he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2000. Gladys was a faithful charter member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She was very proud that her father – being the manager of Manitowoc Church Furniture Co. – built the original church furniture for St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The beautiful altar and furnishings remain in the small chapel of the church today. Gladys loved to cook and bake and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is loved and will be sadly missed by her sons, David (Gerry) Brisk and Thomas (Martha) Brisk, both of Waukesha. She was the proud grandmother of Lee (Cathy) Brisk of Waukesha, Gina Brisk of Dousman, Ben Brisk, Becky Brisk and Brian (Claudia) Brisk, all of Waukesha, and greatgrandmother of Alison Brisk, Tara and Cole Britten, Katie Brisk and Landon Brisk. She is further survived by her sister, Ernestine Wegner of Brookfield; her brother, Benjamin (Nina) Torrison of Bradenton, Fla.; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her husband Clyde and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sigrid Abbott; brothers-in-law, William “Ogden” Wegner and Richard (MaryAnn) Brisk; and sister-in-law, Jean (Carl “Cully”) Mundt. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Wednesday, April 11, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. Entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. 
Memorials are appreciated to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (address above). 

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.