Robert Charles Brinkman, age 77, of Gladstone, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at his residence in Gladstone.
Robert was born January 17, 1943 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Arman and Charlotte (McCue) Brinkman.
Robert was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and graduated from their area schools. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1963. He was in the 101st Airborne. He was honorably discharged in 1966. Robert worked for Gliddens in Baltimore, MD as a steel worker. He lived in Maryland with his kids before relocating to Michigan.
Robert loved to hunt, fish, go camping, and spend time with family and friends. He especially loved his Grandchildren.
You will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
Love your Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren. Until we meet again.
Robert is survived by:
3 Sons: Robert (Grace) Brinkman, Jr. of Louisiana
Joe Brinkman of Texas
Shawn (Shawn M.) Brinkman of Manistique, MI
2 Daughters: Emily (Brett) Vanderheide of Central Lake, MI
Jennifer (Patrick) Gasperich of Gladstone, MI
1 Brother: Mike Brinkman
14 Great Grandchildren
And many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins
In addition to his Parents, Robert is preceded in death by:
2 Sons: Thomas and Brian Brinkman
Family will schedule services at a later date. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Brinkman family.