Linda L. Brinkman

15:56 PM May 06, 2018

Linda L. Brinkman, 73, of rural Erie, died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Hammond – Henry Hospital in Geneseo. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 6th at Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will follow in the Leon Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Erie Ambulance or the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation.

The former Linda Dail was born July 26, 1944 in Morrison, IL, the daughter of John Arlyn and Berneice (Beebe) Dail. She graduated from Erie High School in 1962. She married Brian Brinkman on November 20, 1980. Linda was a bookkeeper for many years with a number of area companies including, Erie Veterinary, Flame Gas, IMC, FS and the Portland Drainage District. She also served as the Portland Township Clerk and was a member of the Tri-City Trailriders.

Throughout her years she enjoyed riding horses, reading, and doing ceramics and crafts. She was passionate about her family and loved following her grandchildren in their activities.

Surviving are her husband, Brian; daughter, Kelli (Jeff) DeCap, Geneseo; step-daughters, Marcy (Ray) Graham, Fenton, Cammy (Dave) Skinner, Erie; grandchildren, Drew (friend Ashley), Dalton and Dawson DeCap; step-grandchildren, Aubrey, Christopher and Hunter Graham, Leah and Justin Price; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Ann (Steve) Ryan, Erie, Karen Dail, Erie; nephews, Shawn (Megan) Ryan, Shane (Amy) Ryan; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.


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