William ‘Bill’ V. Brinker, 64, unexpectedly passed away early Thursday morning, July 29, 2021. He was born on December 16, 1956 in Chicago, son of Rena (Buonanama) and the late Verne Brinker. Bill was a graduate of Morton East High School in Cicero, IL with the class of 1976 and received his MBA from Almeda University in Marketing 2001-2003. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps, serving from 1974 until his honorable discharge in 1980. Bill was employed as a Business Development Director, A&E North America with Motorola Solutions.
Bill loved his “projects” whether that was refinishing a basement, bathroom, or replacing/installing appliances, closet systems, lighting fixtures, smart devices, setting up entertainment systems, security camera’s/systems, computers/networks. He honestly could “do it all” with ease! He was notorious for always acquiring a “complete set” of tools or bicycle components/accessories.
Bill also treasured spending quality time with his wife out on a trail on their bicycles or at home with their pets. He also enjoyed hosting family & friends enjoying “patio” time around a good fire in their Solo Stove. He and his wife Kim had recently moved from the Chicago suburbs area into their dream home in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Bill is survived by his wife, Kim Brinker; mother, Rena Brinker; two daughters, Cristie (Josh) Field and Jennifer (Adam) Upton; one son, Patrick (Marina) Brinker; six grandchildren, Logan Field, Trevor Brinker, Andrew Upton, Adrian, Preston & Allison Brinker; four cats, Marty, Morton, Mason & Millton; one dog, Winston; two sisters, Tammie (Kevin) Lindblom, Cali Reavy; mother-in-law, Donna Smith; one sister-in-law, Keri (Tom) Bakken; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by his father, Verne Brinker.
Visitation for Bill will be on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM with a prayer service at 5:30pm and Military honors at 6:00pm. Cremation will take place following services and Bill will be laid to rest at a later date. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Bill’s family on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a memorial donation be made to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary. www.safehavenpet.org
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