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In Loving Memory

Brinkmann, Robert Edward Sr.

Robert Edward Brinkmann Sr. passed away at age 83 on June 8, 2023 at Mercy South Hospital in St. Louis, MO after a hard fight against multiple illnesses over the past few months.

He was born on September 9, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to John and Arline Brinkmann. He attended Bishop DuBourg High School. He was in the National Guard Reserves and then worked for Baily Farm and Frito Lay. He was married to his wife Mary (nee Bono) for 59 years. They first met when they lived a few houses down from each other in Affton. He took her for a drive in his white ’58 Chevy Impala Convertible for their first date and the rest is history. They raised two sons, he saw his grandchildren grow up, and played with his great-grandchildren. The youngest members can attest to his master skills at playing peek-a-boo.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and everything to do with the outdoors. His happy place was at the lake. He even got to go fishing in Alaska among the glaciers. He loved watching Old Western and war movies, football, and outdoor soccer. His most recent favorite thing to watch was Yellowstone. He loved reading, mostly Old Westerns and he loved sharing his coin collections with his children and grandchildren. He spent many nights going to the casino and even got to try his hand at some in Las Vegas! He was always a good sport and laughed at the crazy games he was made to play at holiday celebrations.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons Robert Jr. (Jackie) Brinkmann, Daniel (Alysia) Brinkmann; grandchildren Caitlyn (Chris) Stocker, Eric (Torie) Brinkmann, Micki (Austin) Bradley, and Ian Brinkmann; great-grandchildren Grayson Stocker and Finnegan Bradley; sister Carol Norton, and many relatives and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents.

Services: Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Road. Visitation will take place on Friday, June 16, from 10:00 until funeral at 12:00 PM. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Foundation appreciated.


5 thoughts on “Brinkmann, Robert Edward Sr.”

  1. Mary and family,
    We have you in our prayers
    We are friends of Glen & Cindy Cramer, Danny’s in-laws
    We have met you a few times

  2. Bob was our brother-law he was the most enjoyable person you could ever want to meet. There wasn’t a time when you see him he always had a smile on his face. He would make you smile.. bob dennis and I will miss you,. God bless you and another angel got has got his wings. We will you to the moon and beyond,

  3. To the Brinkmann family
    Deepest sympathy to you all
    Peace of christ be with you in the days ahead.
    Karen boeschen
    Sharen an Bill Guthrie
    (Cousins of Cindy /Glen Cramer)

  4. Bob, I miss you so much. I look at the clock and think its time to call you. WE talked every night around 8 PM. He was always protecting me. Now there is just me but I will still talk to him.. I miss you and love you forever.


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