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Thursday January 18th, 2018
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Margaret M. Brinkmann

Margaret  M.  Brinkmann, nee Vogt, 96, of Waterloo, IL, died January 16, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born June 19, 1921, in Waterloo, IL.

She is survived by her children Anne (Steve) Candler, Janice (Dave) Holdener, Kathy (Darrell) Hitzemann, Dorothy (Paul) Mollet, and Joseph (Liz) Brinkmann; grandchildren Angela (Dan) Bruno, Jennifer (Eric) Seidler, Sarah (Dan) Thieret, Jessica (Bob) Wachtel, David (Kate) Holdener, Kyle (Jill) Holdener, Lauren (Coty) Stief, William (Julia) Hitzemann, Daniel (Nazlee) Hitzemann, Anna Hitzemann, Christopher (Lisa) Mollet, Michelle (Dusty) Calvert, Brian (Julie) Mollet, Rory (Kathleen) Brinkmann, Trevor (Kathleen) Brinkmann, Robert Brinkmann, & Nicholas Brinkmann; 25 great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul (Carol) Brinkmann; nieces; nephews; & cousins.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Brinkmann; son John H. Brinkmann; parents Louis B. & Anna M. (nee Zeis) Vogt; brothers Raymond, Alphonse, Anthony, & Ermin Vogt; & sister Hildegarde Einwich.

She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, & Mary & Martha Society

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SS Peter & Paul School or ICS Building Fund

4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:30 AM Friday Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Friday, January 19, 2018 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Sebastian Ukoh, C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Crystal Jennings Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

Ann, Janice, Kathy, Dorothy, Joe, and families, My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I talked to my mom today and she said she talked to all of you today. The last time I saw your mom was at John's funeral, and she looked great. Having both of my parents with us, I know how blessed you are to have had her with you as long as you did. It's a testament to her strength, and determination that she was able to live in her home until the age of 96. I know as kids, we had our battles, but as I grow older, I can't help but smile at all of the memories we shared as neighbors, and I fondly remember Janice directing all of our plays, but in particular, Perry Mason, and Ellen was rewarded with the lead, and of course, I was jealous. In spite of our differences as children, we definitely have some great memories, and I just wanted to express my sympathy to all of you. I hope each day brings you more joy, and that eventually your grief will be replaced with happiness, as you recall all of the wonderful memories you have of your mom, and I hope the love and support of your family and friends helps you to get through the pain and sorrow. My sympathy, Peggy (Goessling) Perez

Peggy Goessling Perez Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM


Sending my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. My father passed away a little over a year ago but we know he is in a better place. Never easy under any circumstance.

Wishing you and your family peace. Take care of yourself I wish you well. So sorry I couldn't make it to the wake.


Cindy Mosbacher (Griffin) Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with the Brinkman families with the loss of Margaret. She was a sweet lady. Sorry I can attend her visitation or Mass but all are in my prayers.

Mary Schoenborn Mosir Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

Joe and all your family - I am sorry for your loss. I hope that many years of memories give you peace. Blessings to you all.
Kris - class of "77!

Kris (Linker) Stork Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

We can express our sympathy to all of the Brinkman family members, but know it will not fill the hurt in your hearts. My God bless all of you to heal, and remember to talk to your Mother often. She will always be with you.

Eileen and Chuck Curran Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

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So sorry about your mother passing. She was a wonderful woman who was blessed with a great family. She will be missed. Brian and I live in Branson, Missouri now so please accept our sympathies as we will not be able to attend the funeral or visitation. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Dina & Brian Nobbe Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss .

Ray and Cindy Brinkmann Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM

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