October 8, 2020


William "Bill" J. Bringman, age 96 and a 70 year resident of Amherst
Township, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Mercy Regional Medical
Center, Lorain after a brief illness.  Bill was born in Brownhelm, December
26, 1923 to the late Peter and Theresa (nee Nagle) Bringman.  Bill proudly
served in the United States Army during World War II serving in the 400th
Armored Field Artillery Battalion throughout the European Theatre and was
present at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.  When Bill returned from
the military he went to work at the former US Automatic, now known as
Nordson Corporation in Amherst where he was employed as a machinist.  Bill
worked for Nordson for 45 years retiring in 1986.  He was an avid vegetable
gardener, enjoyed yard work, and was diligent at repairing lawn mowers and
small engines.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years Luitgard "Lu" (nee Mautner), their
three children; Linda (Ken) Elkin of Vermilion, Brenda (Gregory) Shay of
Vermilion, William "Bill" (Denise) Bringman of Amherst Township, six
grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and his sister Shirley Rodgers of

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson Gregory M. Shay (1998), and
his dear sisters; Marie Young, Ruth Fischer, Margaret Schibley, and Kathryn

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Monday at the Garland-Misencik Funeral
Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst.  The funeral service will take place 11
a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Timothy O'Connor, pastor of St.
Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst, officiating.  Burial with military rites
conducted by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard will follow in
Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.

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