Helen and Carl Brinkman

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OTTAWA — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brinkman, of Ottawa, will celebrate 60 years of marriage June 11, 2015. A dinner was held for family and friends on June 6th. A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated today, June 7th, at Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Ottawa.

Brinkman and the former Helen Roof were married June 11, 1955 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Glandorf.

They are the parents of three children, Ann (Dennis) Westrick, of Pandora, Joseph Brinkman, of Ottawa and Robert (Julie) Brinkman, of Columbus Grove. They have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Brinkman is retired from farming and trucking. His wife retired from bookkeeping for the family business.