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Phyllis Brinkman

December 15, 1925 ~ May 15, 2018 (age 92)
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In Loving Memory Of


Phyllis May Brinkman


Phyllis Brinkman, the daughter of Henry and Kunie (Miller) Basche, was born on December 15, 1925 in rural Fulda, MN. She grew up on the farm and attended country school. Phyllis was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She worked in Worthington for a few years. Phyllis was united in marriage to Erwin M. Brinkman on May 12, 1946 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Fulda. After their marriage they lived and farmed south of Fulda. In 1973 they moved into Fulda and she began working at the Fulda High School as a kitchen aid for 21 years. Erwin died in January of 2016. Phyllis passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Pipestone, MN at the age of 92. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, cooking, baking, sewing and playing bingo.


Survivors include her 5 children, Tom (Marlies) Brinkman of Outing, MN, Brad (Karla) Brinkman of Lake Park, IA, Curt (Lisa) Brinkman of St. Louis, MO, Jill (Andy) Weiss of Adrian, MN and Nathan (Stacie) Brinkman of Waseca, MN; 8 grandchildren, Brent (Stephanie) Nordstrom, Jeff Nordstrom, Corey (Amanda) Brinkman, Crystal Brinkman, Dana Weiss, Kelsea, Tanner, and Alexis Brinkman; 5 great-grandchildren, David and Bennett Nordstrom, Riley and Willow Brinkman and Caitlyn Brinkman; 2 sisters, Violet Pfingsten of Fulda, MN and Rose Marie Onken of Tracy, MN and sister-in-law, Marcia Basche. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Bob, Harvey and Don Basche, 2 sisters, Marion Kramer and Betty Schnieder and great-grandson, Justin Brinkman.


Funeral Services


Immanuel Lutheran Church Fulda, MN at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 19, 2018 with Rev. Karla Kirkeby officiating.  The organist is Roxanne Kremer. The pallbearers are Corey Brinkman, Crystal Brinkman, Brent Nordstrom, Jeff Nordstrom, Tanner Brinkman and Lyle Kramer. Interment at Worthington Memorial Gardens Worthington, MN.


Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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