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Robert A. Brink

Monday, December 10, 2007

Robert Brink
Robert A. Brink, 89, of Cherokee, died Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007, at his home following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church, Meriden. Pastor Larry Ostercamp officiated. Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery, Correctionville. V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post # 2253 provided graveside honors at 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

Robert Brink was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Marion, to Harry and Minnie Belle (Smith) Brink. He attended school in Correctionville, graduating from high school in 1935. Following his graduation, he worked for Greeley's Grocery Store for three years, Wayne and Bob's City Service on Highway 20 for two years, and managed a State Liquor Store for two years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Corps from October of 1942 to March of 1945. On May 19, 1945 he married Betty Ward in Lakewood, Ohio. She preceded him in death Dec. 25, 1998.

Robert began working for the Economics Lab in October of 1945 and stayed with the same company for 28 years. He retired as Vice-President of National Accounts. During his career he lived in Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia, Penn.; New York City; the Bay Area of California; and Fullerton, Calif.; Robert retired in February of 1973, and was proud of being retired longer than he had spent working. Following his retirement Robert and Betty lived in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; and moved to Cherokee, Iowa in September of 1989. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers (Harold, Ted, and Wayne), a sister (Beulah), sisters-in-law (Catherine and Evelyn Brink)

Survivors include his daughter, Nancy, and her husband, Dr. Steve Veit, of Cherokee; sons, Gary Ward Brink, of Los Gatos, Calif.; Bob Brink, and his wife, Cyndye Polsgrove, of Murietta, Calif.; granddaughters, Sara Kaufman, and her husband, Jorun, of Kansas City, Mo.; Julia Walker, and her husband, Justin, of Denver, Colo.; Anna Veit- Carter, and her husband, Jonathon, of Madison, Wis.; a grandson, Stephen Veit, of Cherokee; a great-granddaughter, Ryla Kaufman; a brother, Harry Brink, of Cherokee.