Elizabeth Ann Brincks

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Elizabeth A. Brincks, age 91 of New Hampton passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at Linn Haven Rehabilitation and Healthcare in New Hampton. Elizabeth Ann Brincks was born on March 6, 1922 to Peter and Suzanna (Ungs) Gilbert in New Hampton. She attended St. Mary’s School in New Hampton. After her education she helped her parents on the family farm. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Edwin Brincks on November 10, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple farmed and raised their seven children on a farm Northeast of New Hampton where she continued to live to the present time. Elizabeth enjoyed flowers and gardening, sewing, crocheting, and quilting. She worked beside Edwin on the farm caring for their dairy cattle. Elizabeth especially enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Mary’s Center and the Red Hat Society at Linn Haven. Elizabeth is survived by her 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; 11 great-grandchildren and her sister, Leona Murphy of Waterloo and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edwin; her brothers, LeRoy Gilbert; her half brother, Henry and her half sister Catherine; her granddaughter, Kelli Sauer and brother-in-law, Ed Murphy.

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  1. Bob and family, you have our sincere sympathy. Sorry we can’t be there for you.
    Blessings on you and your family.
    Richard and Rose Holschlag

  2. Brincks Family, Our sympathy and prayers to all of you on the loss of your mother. She always
    had a smile on her face and also had a kind word when we would see her in church. She will
    be missed by many. May she rest in peace as she joins your dad in their Heavenly Kingdom.

  3. Grandma, I will miss your sense of humor and your caring ways. You were the best grandma in the world..you did so much for us through the years, and I will miss you terribly. I know you are now with grandpa again, & I am sure you two are having the best time. Just behave yourselves up there, & I’ll see you when I get there. Love always, your granddaughter, Stephanie

  4. My dearest Grandma Brincks.
    I have thought of you all day today and all of the memories that we shared together. I remember coming to stay with you and grandpa every summer on the farm. One of the biggest things that I remember was helping you freeze corn. You would be standing there cutting the corn off the cob and I would be grabbing the big chunks…they were so good. I remember the old ringer washer. I loved putting the clothes in the ringer and you were always warning me that someday I was gonna get my hand too close and it would come out the other side looking like the clothes. Helping you out in the garden and with the flowers. You taught me a lot about gardening. Playing your secretary with that old typewriter. Having lunch with you and Grandpa everyday at noon and then Grandpa and I would watch Days of our Lives while you took a cat nap. There are so many more that I could go on forever. I know that you were tired and in pain and missing Grandpa. I know that you are at peace and now enjoying eternity with Grandpa and baby Kelli, but I wish somehow you could have just stayed here a little longer. I am so proud to have had you as a grandmother and a great grandmother to my boys. I love you Grandma Brincks and will always cherish your memory for the rest of my life. Please give Grandpa and baby Kelli and Grandma Helen and Grandpa Dale kisses from me.

    P.S. I will make those most yummy Christmas cookies for my family every year like you did. They were so so so good. After we hounded and hounded you to let us have the cookies you would give in and let us have them. They were worth the wait though.

    I love you lots Grandma ……until I see you again

    Your granddaughter


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  6. To the Brincks family we extend our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and she will be missed. She is now in heaven enjoying the company of your Dad and our Savior. May your hearts be filled with joy that she is now at peace. David and Jeanne Roder

  7. Donna and Family; So sorry to hear of your loss; and her memories will live on in your hearts. A Mother is always remembered!

  8. Just a couple of pics that I thought I would share of Grandma..mom and Dacota and just Grandma and Dacota taken in Nov of 2011

  9. Kim..I remember that ringer washer too and the garden..pickin rock..riding on the tractor with grandpa…grandma and grandpa pulling us in that little wagon…grandma and I use to walk down the gravel road together. We sure had some wonderful grandparents, didnt we? Miss them so very much!

  10. Our sympathy to all the family. We will be out of town for Elizabeth’s services.

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Louise and Donn Harris

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Liz’s families. We enjoyed out visits with Liz and Ed, catching up about the neighborhood and everything in general. They were great neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  12. Our sympathies to all the families. I so enjoyed all the visits with Liz out at the farm. We just had so much to chat about as she was a contemporary of my mother and their lives were so parallel. They both had large families and lived on the farm. Liz was so interested in and loved her family so much. She had such an easy low key approach to her life, her family and her faith. Even when I visited her at the home, she just shrugged and said “I fell and they say this is the best place for me to be.” I know how much she will be missed but also know that she is enjoying being reunited with her husband in heaven. Peace be with you. Marge and Rich TeKippe

  13. So sorry for your loss. Your Mother will always be with you in your heart. Remember all the good times together and she will never be truly gone. With much sympathy, Joe & Diana Gebel

  14. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories. She is with her husband once again. God wll watch over them now.

  15. Bob and Betty our thoughts are with you during this difficult time with the loss of your Mother. You have many wonderful memories of times spent with her and hopefully that will fill the void in your heart. We will keep you in our prayers.

  16. Dear Bob and family,
    My thoughts and prayers all of you. You have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort knowing that she is with her loving God.

  17. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  18. Dear Bob and Ron and Family,
    We were so very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing, and so sorry we didn’t hear of it until today. We know that she will be sorely missed and we are keeping you in our prayers.

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