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Glen W. Brinkman

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 8:16 a.m. CST

BEATRICE, Neb. – Mr. Glen W. “Squeaky” Brinkman, 85, of Beatrice, Neb., died, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

Born Feb. 11, 1928, at Omaha, Neb., he married Avis Higgins on Aug. 27, 1950, at the Methodist Church of Raymond. They lived and worked in Morris, Ill., at Northern Petrochemical, from 1969 until moving to Beatrice in 1981.

He worked at Northern Natural Gas for 34 years and, at the time of his retirement in 1986, was the operation and maintenance supervisor.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice and Masonic Lodge 26 A.F. & A.M. of Beatrice, where he served as secretary for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Avis, of Beatrice; two sons, Charles Brinkman and wife, Gail, and Lance Brinkman and wife, Susan, all of Beatrice; three daughters, Charlene Myers and husband, Dwain, of Vancouver, Wash., Lori Brinkman of Omaha and Leslie Stevens and husband, David, of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice. Masonic rites will be conducted by Beatrice Masonic Lodge 26. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rose Hill Cemetery of rural Douglas.

The body was to lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from noon Monday, Sept. 2, until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and then for one hour preceding the service at the church on Wednesday.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice.

Online, a guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available at www.foxfuneralhome.net.

Fox Funeral Home, 1116 N. 19th St., Beatrice, Neb., 68310, is in charge of arrangements.

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