Marie Adelaide Patricia Brinckmann

March 17, 1917September 18, 2013

Born March 17, 1917 Died on September 18, 2013 at Age 96½

Marie grew up in Cherokee Heights and lived for many years on Dodd Road. She was a longtime parishioner at the Church of St. Peter, Mendota. Preceded in death by Parents, George & Lillian Brinckmann; Sister, Joan; Brothers-in-Law, Albert Thiltgen & John J. Connolly. Survived by Sister, Loyola Thiltgen and 11 Nieces & Nephews and their children. Marie worked at West Publishing for several years then joined 3M from which she retired in 1982. One of Marie's great joys while at 3M was traveling around the world with the 3M Club. In 1947 she visited Cuba and in 1952 she sailed on the Queen Elizabeth for a seven-week tour of England and the Continent. She traveled to many other countries over the years and her final big trip was to Australia & New Zealand with her sister, Loyola. At her soul, Marie was an artist. As a young person she sketched. She found beauty in many objects that she collected and studied different forms such as painting. In her later years she took up paper crafts, recycling greeting cards into gift tags, note cards and bookmarks. She shared these with many. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Wednesday, September 25 at Church of St. Peter, 1405 Highway 13, Mendota Heights. Visitation from 4-7pm on Tuesday, September 24 at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 West 7th St., St. Paul, and at church one hour prior to Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.


  • Evening Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • Gathering of Family & Friends Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Marie Adelaide Patricia Brinckmann

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Dorothy Warrick

September 24, 2013

Im very sorry to hear of Marie's death. She was a fun lady. I know you will all miss her

Pauline Baldazo

September 23, 2013

We will miss you. It was great fun at Christmas time fighting over wrapping paper. Who will be there to make sure it is neatly folded and reused? You always kept us straight on saving the bows and wrapping paper for re-use. It was great to see you interact with my boys. Rest in Peace now.

September 23, 2013

We have been so blessed to have a family like ours. Your spirit will be missed! Love you!

Maureen Connolly

September 23, 2013

I love you and I will miss you.

Linda Thiltgen

September 22, 2013

Rest in peace, dear Auntie Marie. I loved your feisty spirit, your love of paper crafts, your resourcefulness, and your fashion sense. You will be missed. What a wonderful life. Love, Linda