Saturday, January 1, 2011

Otto F. Brinkmann - Momence


     Visitation for Otto F. Brinkmann, 91, a lifelong resident of Momence, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cotter Funeral Home in Momence, and from 10 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant Park until the 11 a.m. funeral services. The Rev. Cory Estby will officiate.
     Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Grant Park. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a member. He died Thursday (Dec. 30, 2010) at Miller Center in Kankakee.
     Mr. Brinkmann was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Momence, the son of Ernst and Maria Eiskamp Brinkmann. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the Philippine Islands. He had attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Kankakee and was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Bisping, of Momence, whom he married Nov. 22, 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Linn, Kan.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Robert Laneville, of Momence, Connie and Warren Bremer, of Morton, Lois and Jerome Westbrooks, of Dublin, Ireland, Diane and Tim Wolford, of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Suzanne Brinkmann, of Morton, Kenneth and Judith Brinkmann, of Momence, Carl and Charlotte Brinkmann, of Geneseo; 24 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Brinkmann, of Crown Point, Ind.; and one sister-in-law, Bea Brinkmann, of Rensselaer, Ind.
     He was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Brinkmann; his parents; and one brother, Arthur Brinkmann.
     Please sign his guestbook at cotterfh.com.   (Pd.)


{The Daily Journal Serving Kankakee, Will, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy and Livingston counties - December 31, 2010}


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