THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard C. Brink
Issue Date: January 3, 2019
Richard "Dick" Charles Brink, 90, of Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
Born Feb. 1, 1928 in Menominee, Mi., to the late Axel and Elizabeth (Beyer) Brink, he grew up in Menominee and graduated from Menominee High School in 1945. He attended Marquette University before serving in the United States Air Force.
After discharge in 1947, he attended Michigan Technological University and one year later he met Shirley Zank. They married in 1950 and celebrated 68 years together. He worked at Wisconsin Public Service as a System Supervisor for 41 years, before retiring in 1990.
A devoted Christian, he served as President of the congregation at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schofield, remained an active member at St. Mark Lutheran Church, served on many boards, working the Welcome Center, counting money and other jobs until his passing and was a loving husband, dad and grandpa.
He was a competitor, enjoyed music, played the piano his whole life, loved the Packers, dancing, golfing, traveling and spending time at Paradise Lake with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; five children, Steve (Jill), Sue (Steve) Brossard, Tamara, Tom (Debra) and Jane (Al) Schlies; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother Tom (Ruth) Brink; a sister-in-law, Edith Brink; a sister, Karen (John) Auwers and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Brink; his in-laws, Rayno and Linda Zank; and a sister in-law, Joanne (Hugh) Fruechtl.
Visitation was held Friday at Lyndahl Funeral Home in Green Bay on Friday, Dec. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitation continued on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in De Pere. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Mausoleum on a later date. A memorial fund was established in his name at St. Mark Lutheran Church.