LeipsicCarl Paul Brinkman, 67, died at 9:44 a.m. April 1, 2012, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.He was born Nov. 26, 1944, in Kalida to Cornelius A. and Genevieve Michel Brinkman, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 12, 1988, he married Joyce Prowant Kimmet, who survives in Leipsic. Mr. Brinkman was co-owner of the Double J Bar, Leipsic, and a general laborer. He attended St. Mary Catholic Church, Leipsic. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2793, Leipsic, and the Laborers union in Lima. He was a social member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9547, Leipsic. He enjoyed golfing and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.Survivors also include two sons, DeWayne (Mary) Brinkman, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Shannon Brinkman, of St. Marys, Ga.; two daughters, Shannon Kimmet, of Leipsic, and Casandra Brinkman, of Leipsic; five grandchildren, Matthew Berger, Savannah Guevara, Conner Guevara, Ansley Brinkman and Grayson Brinkman; four brothers, Harold Brinkman, of Morgan Hill, Calif., Mark (Ruth) Brinkman, of Glandorf, and James (Cheryl) Brinkman and Gary Brinkman, both of Ottawa; five sisters, Ruth (Bill) Storing, of Clearfield, Utah, Jane (Dave) Ripley and Judy Cuevas, both of Ottawa, Lynn (Raymie) Dible, of Carey, and Mary (Frank) Mullins, of Ottawa; and 14 nieces and 13 nephews.He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Kimmet; and a sister, Martha Brinkman.Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 11, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Leipsic. Deacon Tom Niese will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McComb.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic.Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com.
Carl Paul Brinkman