Irene Brinkman Obituary

Irene May Brinkman
Irene May Brinkman

May 26, 1928 - July 31, 2018
Born in Allison, Iowa
Resided in Waverly, Iowa

Obituary

Irene May Brinkman, age 90, of Waverly, Iowa, and formerly of Allison, Iowa, died on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Irene was born on May 26, 1928, in Allison, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Effie (Ahrens) Dickman. She attended country school in rural Allison and then attended and graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Irene then returned to Allison and taught country school. On October 17, 1947, Irene was united in marriage to Harvey Brinkman at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. In 1950, the couple moved to Waverly, Iowa. While living there Irene worked at State Bank of Waverly and in 1972, the couple bought the Waverly Bowl Inn. During their retirement, the couple spent winters in Arizona. They moved to Lake City, Minnesota in 1982, and later moved back to Waverly in 1998.

Irene was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly and the Waverly AMVETS Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends, fishing, golfing, and traveling, however, what Irene enjoyed most was time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Irene’s memory is honored by: a daughter, Joyce (Mike) Vermace of Coralville, Iowa; a son, Steve (Tammy) Brinkman of Mitchell, South Dakota; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott) Matthiesen, Johanna (Ryan) Wasileski, Andrew Brinkman, Ashley (Ryan) Carrison, Jennifer (Brandon) Goergen, and Valerie (Nathan) Ruml; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Faythe Fox of Allison, Iowa; and a brother-in-law; Dean (Marge) Brinkman of Ackley, Iowa. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Harvey on January 1, 2005; and a brother, Emery Dickman.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, at Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly with Pastor Craig Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Irene’s family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.

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Visitation
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc.-Waverly
218 2nd Street SE P.O. Box 215
Waverly, IA US 50677-0215
Friday, August 3, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Peace United Church of Christ
1800 11th Street S.E.
Waverly, IA US 50677
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 AM
Burial
Harlington Cemetery
1001 1st Street S.W.
Waverly, IA US 50677
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 AM

 

 

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