Jeffrey Charles Brinkman

Jeffrey C. Brinkman went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2016, in Shawano. He was born in Fosston, Minnesota, on March 10, 1965, to Charles and Anna (Jorgenson) Brinkman. He grew up in Minnesota where he enjoyed hunting, trapping, blacksmithing and rock collecting. He had many fond memories and stories of adventures on the Brinkman home farm in rural McIntosh, Minnesota. He worked as a machinist with his father and brother in the family business, Brinkman Specialties, in Savage, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Vickie Fischer on Oct. 21, 1993, in Jordan, Minnesota. He and his mother had a love of art and nature. His hobbies included wood-carving, gardening, canning and ham radio operating (sign: NOSBX).

Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Vickie; his mother, Anna (Jack) Bonham; his father, Charles (Faye) Brinkman; his brother, Richard (Carole) Brinkman and their children, Kristine and Lukas; his stepsister, Rachele (Chris) Lister and their son, Owen; his stepson, Josh (Sarah) Fischer and their daughter, Brooklynn, and his stepdaughter, Kim Krestein and her daughters, Amber and Jasmin. Jeffrey will also be missed by his four beloved cats.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ervin and Gina Brinkman, and Alvin and Evelyn Jorgenson; two uncles; and a stepgranddaughter, Bryanna.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano, with the Rev. Skip Robertson officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.