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Harlan "Whitey" Brinkman
July 6, 1923–December 16, 2014
Harlan "Whitey" Brinkman, 91, of Wyoming, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Anamosa, Iowa.
Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction, Iowa. Friends and family may call on Friday, December 18, 2014 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at Lahey Funeral home in Wyoming, Iowa. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Harlan was born on July 6, 1923 in Massillon, Iowa to parents Charles and Bessie (Gregg) Brinkman. He was united in marriage to Mary Rouse on August 24, 1946 in DeWitt, Iowa.
Harlan worked for Maquoketa Bottling Works, Big Bill's Feeds in Onslow, and retired from Cherry-Burrell. He also worked part-time for Swiss Valley for fifteen years after retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction, American Legion Post #259, Wyoming Fair Board, Wyoming Lions Club and was a volunteer with the Wyoming Historical Museum. He enjoyed carpentry and watching CNN news. Harlan served his country during WWII with the United States Navy.
He is survived by his children; Charles "Charlie" (Ryoko) Brinkman of Honolulu, Hawaii, R. Michael Brinkman of Indianapolis, Indiana, Steven (Debra) Brinkman of Wyoming, Susan (Bill) Collins of East Dubuque, Illinois, Paul Brinkman of Moline, Illinois and Amy (Rich) Foust of Ankeny; ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, his sister Gladys Seifert of Wheatland, Iowa and his brother Raymond "Ike" (Laura) Brinkman of Lost Nation.
Harlan was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, five brothers, three sisters and his son-in-law.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 19 December 2014


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