Dec. 31, 1934-Nov. 28, 2017
MARSHALL — Services for Dwayne Brinkman, 82, of Marshall, are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Marshall. Following a reception, burial will be in the Danebod Lutheran Cemetery, Tyler. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
He died under Hospice care Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at his home in Marshall.
Dwayne Harold Brinkman was born Dec. 31, 1934, at home in Ashton, Iowa, to Cornelius and Christine (Hiemstra) Brinkman. He was baptized as in 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 the Tyler High School in 1952. Dwayne served in the United States Army from 1958 – 1960 and then 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 and 1959. 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 1970s as an all-around maintenance and handyman. In 1977, Dwayne worked for a few years at U. C. Trailer Sales in Marshall before taking a maintenance position at Marshall Public Schools from 1980-1998. 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 loved to tinker and fix on anything that could be improved.
Blessed be his memory.
Dwayne is survived by his wife, Bonnie Brinkman of Marshall; daughters, Karen Brinkman (Simon Carroll) of Lake Norden, S.D., and Dawn (Tom) Polfliet of Marshall; six grandchildren: Valerie (Jon) Klukas of Russell, Carissa (Curtis) Stockmann of Canby, Jamie Antony of Minneota, Breanna (Jameson) Abel of Sioux Falls, S.D., Luke Bailey of Marshall and Cory Bailey of Marshall; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Carolyn) Brinkman of Tyler; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Christine Brinkman, and two sisters, Doris (Henry) Van Nyhuis and Marjorie (Charles) Mastbergen.
Arrangements by Hamilton Funeral Home Marshall, Minnesota. 507-532-2933