Lucile A. Brinkman, 95

Published 10:46 am Monday, September 19, 2011

Lucile A. Brinkman, 95, of Austin, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center. Lucile Anna Newkirk was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Dexter Township, Mower County, Minn., to Adolph and Mary (Klenk) Newkirk and attended country school in Dexter Township. On June 4, 1939, Lucile A. Newkirk married Loren E. Brinkman at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dexter Township. She was a homemaker and mother to eight children in Mower County where she lived her entire life. Lucile was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies’ Aid, Church Choir, Alter Guild, and Circle #1. Lucile liked to work in the garden, enjoyed being “the best Twins fan ever”, and recently won a blue ribbon at the fair for the treasure chest she made. She loved spending a lot of time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lucile Brinkman

She is survived by her sons, Robert E. (LaVonne) Brinkman, Austin, Gene R. (Joanne) Brinkman, Stewartville, Duane C. (Glenda) Brinkman, Bloomington, Leon E. (Sharon) Brinkman, Rochester; daughters, Elaine M. (Steven) Lord, St. Paul, Janet I. (Rick) Bowlds, Eden Prairie, Mary L. (Mark) Vogt, Nerstrand, Lois E. (Kevin) Mandler, Rochester, 27 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sister, Dorothy Schloo, Austin, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Loren in 1999; six brothers and sisters.

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Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dexter Township with Rev. David Fleischmann officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Dexter Township. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at