May 4, 2019

Howard Edward Brinkman, 89, of Beeville, Texas, passed away at his home Saturday, May 4. He was lovingly surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be at a later date.

Howard was born March 14, 1930, in Glencoe, Minnesota, to Elmer A. and Selma A. (Jensen) Brinkman. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War veteran. He married Donna Mae Luedtke at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson July 5, 1953.

He retired as a welder from the oil and gas industry and was a member of the Lutheran church.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Selma Brinkman; wife Donna Mae Brinkman; daughter Lois Brinkman; son Brent Brinkman; and two brothers, Jerry Brinkman and Maynard Brinkman.

Howard leaves behind to cherish his memories four daughters, Iolanda (Mark) Benning and Shawn (Mike) Smithers, both of Hutchinson, Dee (Bob) Powell of Odessa, Texas and Tonja (Johnny Lovato) Rice of Beeville, Texas; brother and sister, Orville (Phyllis) Brinkman and Ruth Panning, both of Glencoe; four grandchildren, Charity (Clyde) Carter, Michael (Becky) McLain, Trey Lovato and Marqui McGill; and four great-grandchildren, Gracie, Lyric, Gibson and Creek.

Arrangements with Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville, Texas, gallowayandsons.com

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