Dwayne Brinkman

December 7, 2017

obit Dwayne Brinkman1511959386Dec. 31, 1934 – Nov. 28, 2017

Dwayne Brinkman, age 82, passed away under hospice care on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at his home in Marshall. Memorial ser­vices were 11 a.m. Satur­day, Dec. 2 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Marshall. Following a reception was interment in Danebod Lutheran Cem­etery, Tyler. Visitation was one hour prior to the ser­vice, 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Dwayne Harold Brink­man was born Dec. 31, 1934 at home in Ashton, Iowa, to Cornelius and Christine (Hiemstra) Brinkman. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his youth in the Christian faith while growing up in the Ashton area. His family moved to Tyler in 1951 and Dwayne graduated from Tyler High School in 1952. Dwayne Served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60 and in the Reserves until 1967.
Dwayne was united in marriage to Bonnie Chris­tianson on July 30, 1958 at the English Lutheran Church in Tyler. The cou­ple made their home in Ty­ler before being stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1958-59. They returned to Tyler for a few years before moving to Marshall in 1963. Dwayne and Bon­nie shared over 59 years of marriage and raised two daughters, Karen and Dawn.
Dwayne worked for Brouwer Construction, Lyco Gas (Tyler) and Eden Gas (Marshall) in the 1960s and ‘70s as an all-around maintenance handyman. In 1977 Dwayne worked for a few years at U.C. Trail­er Sales in Marshall before taking a maintenance po­sition with Marshall Pub­lic Schools, 1980-98. He retired in 1998 but soon found part-time work with maintenance at Holy Re­deemer Catholic School.
Dwayne was a proud member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church and served the Marshall American Legion Post 113. His other enjoyments in life included working on RVs, carpentry, reading, vegetable and flower gar­dening, fishing, camping, Western movies, and he loved to tinker and fix on anything that could be im­proved.
Dwayne passed away at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 28 days. Blessed be his memory.
Dwayne is survived by his wife Bonnie Brinkman of Marshall; daughters Karen Brinkman (Simon Carroll) of Lake Norden, South Dakota, and Dawn (Tom) Polfliet of Marshall; grandchildren Valerie (Jon) Klukas of Russell, Ca­rissa (Curtis) Stockmann of Canby, Jamie Antony of Minneota, Breanna (Jame­son) Abel of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Luke Bai­ley of Marshall, and Cory Bailey of Marshall; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; his brother Marvin (Caro­lyn) Brinkman of Tyler; nieces, nephews, other rel­atives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Cornelius and Christine Brinkman, and sisters Doris (Henry) Van Nyhuis and Marjorie (Charles) Mastbergen.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. 507- 532-2933. Guest book and tribute wall available on­line at www.hamiltonfh. com.