Eugene L. Brinkmann
Eugene L. Brinkmann, 80, of Mt. Vernon died 11:20 p.m. 
Sept. 19, 2004, at his home. 

He was employed by International Shoe Co. and Florsheim Shoe Co. 
and retired after 28 years of service.

Mr. Brinkmann was born March 22, 1924, in Mt. Sterling, Mo., 
to George and Clara (Langenberg) Brinkman. He married Genevieve 
Laird Brinkman July 1, 1972, in Mt. Vernon; she survives.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. David Eadie will officiate. 
Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Brinkman is survived by his wife, Genevieve L. Brinkman of 
Mt. Vernon; a stepson, David Arthur Laird of Mt. Vernon; 
stepdaughters Carol Sue Brickey Funk and husband Dallas of 
Fayetteville, Mo., and Nancy Hall and husband Dale of Wayne City; 
a stepson-in-law, Frank J. Moore of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Marvin 
Brinkmann of Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Howard Schneider 
of Jefferson City, Mo.; and sisters-in-law Louise Hughey of Centralia, 
Wash., Norma Hughey of Centralia, Wash., and Madlyn Kulp of Onalaska, 
Wash.; 11 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and several 
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter, Frances Moore; 
two sisters, Joyce Schneider and Gladys Schuenemeyer; and a stepson-in-law, 
John Brickey.

Mr. Brinkman was a 2 1/2 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the 
South Pacific and with the occupation forces in Japan during World War II. 
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 819, AMVETS 
Post 4, American Legion Post 141 and the Whippoorwill Club. He was a gourmet 
cook and especially enjoyed the friendship of all the members of the 
Whippoorwill Club. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to First United Methodist 
Church or Angels on Assignment and will be accepted at the funeral 
home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, 
where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 9-24-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

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