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Barbara Brinkman

May 19, 1939 — March 15, 2019

Barbara Brinkman, age 79, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, March 15th, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19th, at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Alan Arneson officiating. Interment will be in Kingo Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston, in the spring. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, March 18th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at Barbara Carol Miller was born on May 19, 1939 in McIntosh, Minnesota to parents Alvin and Gladyce Salvhus Miller. She grew up in Hill River Township and graduated from Fosston High School in 1957. Barb was united in marriage to Nordin Brinkman on September 6, 1958 at Vernes Lutheran Church in Hill River Township. After their marriage, they lived in Fosston for a number of years before purchasing a farm northeast of Fosston in 1976. Barb and Nordin raised their family on this place and where they continue to reside. In addition to raising her family, Barb worked for Dr. Neuhjar at the eye clinic in Fosston, at Nord's Drug, Birch Cove Imports and as head cook at the elementary school in Fosston. In more recent years, she was a Mary Kay consultant which she enjoyed. Barb was an active member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church through the years. She taught Friday and Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was active in Ladies groups. She liked gardening, fishing with family, canning, and was known for her yummy pickles and jelly.Barb went home to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning, March 15, 2019 at McIntosh Living Center with her family by her side at the age of 79 years.Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Nordin, of Fosston; two sons, Paul (Jennifer) Brinkman of Carlos, MN, and Mark Brinkman (special friend, Jennifer) of Glyndon, MN; five grandchildren, Khalea Zobel, Andrew (Megan) Brinkman, Amanda Brinkman (fiancé, Sean), Kim Brinkman, and Todd Brinkman; one brother, Richard (Lynette) Miller of Fosston; two sisters-in-law, Donna Miller and Arlene Brinkman; and nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her son, Steven; her parents, Alvin and Gladyce Miller; father and mother-in-law, Olaf and Emma Brinkman; and one brother, Roger Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen (Clarice) Brinkman, Joyce Brinkman, Marie (Alvin) Thompson, and Dewain Brinkman.


Monday, March 18, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carlin Funeral Home-Erskine
326 Vance Ave. S. Erskine 56535, United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:00 AM
Calvary Free Lutheran Church
910 6th St. NE Fosston 56542, United States
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