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William C Brinkman

William C Brinkman

William “Bill” C. Brinkman, 75, of Moline passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at his home.

Funeral services will be 10:00am, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111-1st St A, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to Rock Island County Animal Shelter or River Bend Food Bank.
Bill was born February 7, 1944 in Moline, the son of Elmer A. and Dorothea B. (Dowell) Brinkman. He married Rosalie M. Erickson on July 17, 1965 in Moline.
Bill retired from Navistar in 1985 after 24 years.
Bill was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Moline, volunteered at the John Deere Classic for 25 years and lastly as Marshal Chairman.
He enjoyed taking day trips and loved attending his grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rosalie; children, Kyle Brinkman, Sparta, TN and Scot (Kelly) Brinkman, Rock Island and grandchildren, Noah, Ava, Alysa and Abigail. He was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Tod and Susan Brinkman and daughter, Wendy Brinkman.

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06/06/19 01:35 PM #1    

Sandra Stratton (Womack)

We are so sorry to hear about Bills passing. 

We went to school at Logan then Coolidge and MHS. 

Bill only lived a block from me.(Sandy)

Always friendly. 

Condolences to his family. 

Sandy and Earl Womack

06/07/19 08:28 AM #2    

James M Simon

Very sorry to hear about Bill. We ,Bill, Jerry C.,Steve S.,Tony S.and me road many miles together in his Ford Model T. We had great fun cruising 5th Ave.,going to games and Whithey's. Bill restored his pride and joy and could have only loved his soon to come family any more. He was a good friend and will be missed . RIP Bill. Jim Simon

06/07/19 10:49 AM #3    

Richard C. Anderson

In our Coolidge Jr. Hi days Bill and I had an interest in model railroads and hung out in a hobby shop on 23rd Avenue across from Hafners.  Over the years we'd run into each other and Bill was always friendly and outgoing.  I believe the last time I talked with him was at a JD Golf Classic Tournament.  As with so many of our classmates, Bill will be in our hearts and part of our memories of the good ol' days.

06/07/19 12:10 PM #4    

Michael J Miller

Bill and I were two days apart in age.  We attended school together from kindergarten thru high school.  I remember that we were the two tallest boys in our class at Logan.  Bill was always friendly and pleasant.   We both worked at I.H..  The last time I saw Bill he talked about caddying for a pro golfer.  So sorry to hear of his passing.  My best wishes to his family.



06/08/19 07:51 PM #5    

Donald L Corson

Bill and I lived across 29th Street from each other and spend a LOT of time together in our Logan School days.  Walking or riding our bikes to school, wrestling (he out weighed me by a lot), playing our pocket knife game (throw the knife into the ground, the other guy had to put a foot in that spot), and other games in the middle of 11th Ave C that probably had our mothers cringing. I suspect that my mother had a hand in our never being in the same homeroom at Logan.

By junior high we started taking different courses so we did not see as much of each other and by HS we were in completely different circles, so other than admiring the Ford, or playing a few rounds of HORSE we just did not cross paths any more.  Too bad.  I still think of him as my childhood buddy and this news gave me quite a jolt!



06/10/19 06:11 PM #6    

Robert L Sandberg

Bill will be missed by all who knew him, I knew Bill since 7 grade have many good memories about those days.

06/11/19 10:40 AM #7    

Bob Willis

Sorry to hear of Bill"s passing.  May his family and friends be comforted by the great memories of his life and his time with each one.  God bless each one of you!


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