OBITUARY

Robert C. Brinker

August 8, 1920December 22, 2013
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Robert C. Brinker, 93, a resident of Sacred Heart, Avilla, died on Sunday December 22, 2013. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Brinker. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne and proudly served his country in the US Army in WWII. He is survived by his daughters, Anita Brinker, of New Jersey and Maryanne (Mike) Budreau, of Kendallville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (nee Lomont); brother, Joseph; and sisters, Ruth, Jeanette and Irene. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Saturday December 28, at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7215 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Friday December 27, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne with a Rosary service at 7:30PM. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given for masses.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, December 28, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 28, 2013
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Lauren Hill

January 10, 2014

Anita and Maryanne,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have fond memories of Uncle Bob during our stays at your home on our trips to Indiana for family reunions. May happy memories of your dad bring you peace and comfort.

Mary Beth Hill

January 4, 2014

Anita and Maryanne, My deepest sympathy for your loss- I have wonderful, special childhood memories of my time with Uncle Bob (and Aunt Mary, and you both)- he was such a kind man. My thoughts are with your family - may your cherished memories bring you peace and comfort.

Christine Buysse

January 4, 2014

Anita and Maryanne,

Aunt Carolyn just told me that Uncle Bob passed away. You have my deepest sympathy. I speak for my entire Ristau family. I spent many a visit staying with him and Aunt Mary. It is so hard to lose a parent, but you must have many good memories to cherish. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy (Hill) & John Van Drunen

January 1, 2014

We want to express our sympathy for the loss of Uncle Bob. He was a real gentleman, who could not have been nicer. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

December 29, 2013

Sunday December 29 2013
Dear ones,
Frank and I so very much regret that due to distance and the winter season that we could not be there to support you at this difficult time.
We will always have nothing but the best kind of memories of times spent with Bob and Mary. They were always most kind and generous to one and all. As someone said to me at the time of my Dad's death, " He was so good. If he didn't go straight to heaven, no one does." It is a good line and applies here.
Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Frank

John Knecht

December 28, 2013

We share your grief in this time of bereavement with deepest sympathy and condolence.

December 28, 2013

We love you Grandpa, and are so happy for you. Looking forward to dancing with you in Heaven. Watch over us and our girls. Miss you

December 26, 2013

Bob was 35 years older than most of the people at Three Rivers Title Co. and when I started working there in 1979, I was told, stay away from the "old guy", he is not very friendly...well, I didn't listen and I talked to Bob and really got to know him and he was one of the sweetest and nicest people you ever met and a good sense of humor, boy was he funny...we were always kidding each other. People would say, "I can't believe you and Bob get along so well", it is easy when you are as nice and kind as Bob was. I still think of him all these years later and I always smile. I am so glad I got to know Bob. A wonderful, kind, loving and gentle man.

Gloria Reiter (Horine)

Mary Lou Lomont

December 26, 2013

May Uncle Bob rest in peace while his soul explores the world beyond this Earth.

December 25, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE THAT HE GIVES US ALL : OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN A BEAUTIFUL NEW PARADISE HERE ON EARTH.