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Richard Charles Brink

February 1, 1928 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 90)

            Richard “Dick” Charles Brink, age 90, of Green Bay, passed away on December 25, 2018.  He was born on February 1, 1928 in Menominee, MI, to the late Axel and Elizabeth (Beyer) Brink. Dick grew up in Menominee and graduated Menominee High School in 1945. Dick attended Marquette University, before enlisting in the United States Air Force. After discharge in 1947, he attended Michigan Technological University. One year later he met the love of his life, Shirley Zank, whom he married in 1950. Together they celebrated 68 years of married life. Dick was a loving Husband, Dad and Grandpa.

            Dick worked at Wisconsin Public Service as a System Supervisor for 41 years, before retiring in 1990.  He was a devoted Christian; he served as President of the congregation at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schofield, WI and remained an active member at St. Mark Lutheran Church, serving on various boards, working the Welcome Center, counting money and other various jobs, until he died.  Dick was a fierce competitor. He enjoyed music and played the piano his entire life. He loved the Packers, dancing, golfing, traveling and spending time at Paradise Lake with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.       

            Dick is survived by his wife, Shirley, and his five children, Steve (Jill), Sue (Steve) Brossard, Tamara, Tom (Debra), and Jane (Al) Schlies; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his brother Tom (Ruth) Brink, sister in-law Edith Brink, Sister Karen (John) Auwers and many nieces and nephews. Family meant the world to him.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Brink, and in-laws Rayno and Linda Zank, JoAnn (sister in-law) and Hugh Fruechtl.

            Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue.  On December 29, 2018, visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2066 Lawrence Drive, De Pere, WI. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. The Entombment will be held at Fort Howard Mausoleum, on a later date.  A memorial fund has been established in Dick’s name at St. Mark Lutheran Church.

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