Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Kenneth T. Brinkman, age 69, who surrounded by his loving family, took hold of the Lord’s hand on his birthday (August 10) to walk with Him through eternity where there will be no more pain. Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Farming, MN.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond and from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning . Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Knights of Columbus.
Kenneth was born in Richmond, Minnesota to John and Veronica (Gertken) Brinkman. He married Mary Jane Klehr on June 22, 1974 in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond, MN. He served in the Army National Guard from 1965 to 1971. He was a farmer, enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and spending time with family. He was a member of the Farming Sportsmen’s Club, Farming Lions, American Legion Post 292, Knights of Columbus, and St. Martin Parish.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; children and families, Jason and Rebecca, Sarah and Cooper; Jesse and Robyn, Taylor, Brittany, Kendra; Jill and Pete Thelen , Kylie, Ava, Shelby; Jay and Katie, Eli, Reece, Violet; brothers & sisters, Ralph (Sharon), Alvina Mies (Tony), Fran Winters (Bud), Lorraine Jungles (Don), Cora Daugherty (Lyle), Werner (Donna), Melvin (Gayle), David (Janet), Diane Heying (Dennis), Judy Klehr (Delbert-deceased), Doris Grady (Michael), and Sandy Booth (Marc).
He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Veronica Brinkman; brothers-in-law, Ambrose Molitor, Hoppy Cassady, Delbert and Marvin Klehr.