Charles “Chuck” & Faye Brinkman, age 76 and age 69, respectively, passed away on June 18, 2022, and July 19, 2022. A graveside service and interment for both Chuck and Faye will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, at Asphult Cemetery, rural McIntosh. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of McIntosh and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Chuck was born on October 25, 1945, in Fosston, Minnesota, the son of Ervin and Gina (Vasend) Brinkman. He graduated from McIntosh, MN High School in 1963. He was baptized in the Christian faith as an infant in northern Minnesota. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1967 and bought into a machine shop in 1969. He later started his own enterprise and, after 46 years, retired as a machinist. Chuck married Faye Weber in 1985 and the two enjoyed over 37 years of marriage. He raised his two sons, Jeff and Rich, and stepdaughter, Rachele. Later in life, Chuck was baptized at and was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Chuck is survived by his son, Richard (Carole); stepdaughter, Rachele (Chris) Lister; grandchildren, Kristine and Lukas Brinkman; and step grandchildren, Owen and Dylan Lister. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Brinkman; his parents; three brothers and one sister.
Faye was born on October 11, 1952, in Karlstad, Minnesota, the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Turner) Pederson. She joined a family of five brothers and loved growing up on the farm. Faye graduated from Karlstad High School in 1970 and then went on to vocational school and worked in various avenues in the medical field. She eventually went back to school and earned her nursing degree. She worked at Methodist Hospital as an oncology nurse for 25 years. She believed God called her to be of service to others. She loved her patients and loved people in general, making friends wherever she went. She volunteered in hospice, memory care, children’s ministries and more, always lending a hand to those in need. She enjoyed entertaining, gardening and traveling. Faye was baptized in 1981 and later became an active member of Berean Baptist Church. She married Charles (Chuck) Brinkman in 1985 and raised her only child, Rachele, who followed her footsteps with a nursing career.
Faye is survived by her daughter, Rachele (Chris) Lister; stepson, Richard (Carole) Brinkman; grandchildren, Owen Lister, Dylan Lister, Kristine Brinkman and Lukas Brinkman; brothers, Wayne (Lynette) Pederson, James Pederson, Glenn Pederson and Rick Pederson as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Dale Pederson and stepson, Jeffrey Brinkman.