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Robert W. "Bob" Brinkmeyer

August 2, 1926 ~ March 9, 2014 (age 87)
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   Mr. Robert  W. "Bob" Brinkmeyer, 87, of Quincy, died at 8:14 p.m. Sunday (March 9, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home.

   Born August 2, 1926 in Quincy, Bob was the son of Orien J. and Meta M. Herren Brinkmeyer.  He married Patricia Ann "Pat" Madigan on October 31, 1948 in Quincy.  She preceded him in death on January 24, 2013.

   Mr. Brinkmeyer served his country in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW II.  

   Bob was an active member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ where he served on the church council and was a member of the Men's Brotherhood and Salem Couples Club with his wife Pat.  Bob was also a member of Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39, Quincy Consistory, Quincy Shrine Club and Elks Club No. 100 in Quincy.  He enjoyed playing golf, working in his yard and cooking and barbecueing.  

   A graduate of Quincy High School, Michigan State University and Gem City Business College, Mr. Brinkmeyer was employed as a personnel manager at Electric Wheel, a Division of Firestone Tire and Rubber in Quincy and later retired as a personnel manager at Firestone in Akron, Ohio.  Following his retirement, he and Pat moved back to Quincy where he became the personnel manager at St. Mary's Hospital for three years and later worked for Steve Nosser and Chuck Dabney auto sales.

   Survivors include two sons, R. Michael "Mike" Brinkmeyer (Colleen) of Liberty, IL and Steve Brinkmeyer (Sarah) of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren, Chris Brinkmeyer (Cindy) of Omaha, NE, Rob Brinkmeyer of Liberty, IL, Matthew Brinkmeyer (Allison) of Memphis, TN and Neil Brinkmeyer (fiancee' , Patricia Ann "Trish" Byars) of Memphis, TN; five great grandchildren, Alek Caskey, Geneve Brinkmeyer, Madelleine Brinkmeyer, Liam Brinkmeyer and Dylan Brinkmeyer; a brother, Richard "Dick" Brinkmeyer (Shirley) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning 11:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Kramer officiating.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Friday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   The family requests memorials be made to the Good Samaritan Home or Sunset Home and cards and correspondence may be sent to: 744 E 1638th St., Liberty, IL 62347.
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