Edwin B. Brincks

edwin brincks
Edwin B. Brincks, age 89, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton with his family by his side. Edwin Bernard Brincks was born on February 16, 1922 to Bernard and Susie (Weber) Brincks in Ossian, IA. He attended country school near Ossian. Edwin helped on the family farm and also hired out to their neighbors. On November 10, 1947 Edwin was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Gilbert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple purchased a farm near New Hampton where they raised their seven children. Edwin also worked for Stolz Construction and McGrath Implement. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Mary’s Center and the Knights of Columbus. Edwin is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Elizabeth; his children, Linda (Tom) Sauer of Troy Mills, IA, Robert (Betty) Brincks, Ron Brincks, both of New Hampton, Karen (Tom) Oberg of Moline, IL, Dewey (Mary) Brincks of Lawler, Jerry (Julie) Brincks of Melcher, IA and Donna (Richard) Houser of New Hampton; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Huinker of Decorah and Rita (LaVerne) Bushman and one brother Richard (Evelyn) Brincks both of Ossian. He was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Susie Brincks; four brothers, Bill, Alphonse, Cletus and Gregory in infancy; three sisters, Agnes Langreck, Lorraine Weiglein and Matilda Hackman and one granddaughter, Kelli Sauer. Cemetery: Burial will at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. with a 4:00pm scriptural wake service and a 5:00pm Knights of Columbus rosary at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Thursday. at Holy Family Parish-St. Mary’s Center with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.

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  1. Dear Brinks Family, I am sending you my deepest sympathy and wanted to let you know you are all in my prayers. Your father was such a kind man.

  2. Grandpa- the time a grandchild gets to spend with their grandparent is forever precious – I will always remember the summers I spent with you and Grandma – and for all the time you spent with us at our house. I will always cherish all the memories and never forget you. I am very blessed to have had a Grandpa like you and I wish you eternal peace and I can’t wait to meet you again soon in heaven. Love your grandson – Ryan

  3. I miss you already, grandpa..thank you for all you did for us through the years, you were always so caring and your sense of humor always had me laughing. I will miss your little jokes and I will esp miss playing cards with you. Through the years, we must have played hundreds of hours worth of euchre and rummy. I will always have fond memories of being young and attempting to help you pick rock even though I probably wasn’t the best at it. I am glad you are no longer suffering, even though it hurts to let you go, but You will live on in my heart forever. RIP..until we meet again…Love, your granddaughter, Stephanie

  4. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the Brincks family. I will always remember your family in church on Sunday mornings at St. Mary’s. Cherish the many memories close to your hearts.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to all of the families, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the good memories of him from the past.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brincks family at this sad time. He lived a full life and he will be missed. May his memories fill your hearts today and in the days to come. Sorry for your loss. David and Jeanne

  7. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories that I have of you. I will cherish them forever. I love you Grandpa.
    Your granddaughter….Kim

  8. What a special dad..always had time to talk…had alot of good conversations over the years..and a family that always included me like one of there own…will be missed .

  9. Bob, Ron,Dewey, and all the Brincks Family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! We know its never easy losing a parent or loved one, but enjoy the many memories you all have to comfort you! Thinking of you all, Leo and Bev

  10. Donna and Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father, Edwin. His memories will forever be with you. Please take care!

  11. I will always remember and cherish all of the time we spent together over the years. I am very blessed to have been one of your grandsons. Although you are no longer physically here, you will live on through memories. You will be missed.

  12. We wanted to extend our sympathy for the loss of your father/grandfather. God blessed him with a wonderful family and lifetime of memories with them. Cherish those memories.

  13. Grandpa, I enjoyed my summers when I was a kid, coming up to the farm and working with you with the hogs and shelling ear corn. Later on, I always enjoyed our talks about the crops and especially how harvest at the elevator was going. When I am ask where I get my work ethic from, my family is my answer, and that all began with you and my Grandpa Dale. Thank you and rest in peace. <3

  14. Donna, I am so sorry to here of your loss. I don’t know if you remember me or not but we went to school together and were best friends in elementary school. I think of you often. And I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.

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