Richard J. Brinkman, age 78 of Jasper

Richard J. Brinkman, age 78 of Jasper,  IN,  passed away at 7:28 a.m. on Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Campus in Jasper, Indiana.
Rich was born in Ferdinand, IN on March 5, 1941 to Leo Joseph and Anna Marie (Bencken) Brinkman.  He married Ruth Ann (Neuman) Brinkman on September 7, 1963 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper.
He worked as an iron worker on various projects  around the United States including the St. Louis Arch, the Rockport power plant, and surrounding Dubois County Schools. He obtained his pilot's license; where he flew for personal enjoyment.
Rich was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Jasper Outdoor Recreation, and Iron Workers Local Union 103.
He raised horses and enjoyed horseback riding, flying planes, gardening,  being outdoors and hunting.   
Surviving are his wife Ruth Brinkman, Jasper, IN
Three daughters,
Christine Dodd (Daniel), Jasper, IN
Cynthia Denu, Jasper, IN
Catherine Fullington, (John), Velpen, IN
Two Sons,
Chad Brinkman, Jasper, IN
Curt Brinkman, Jasper, IN
Fourteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and two on the way.
One sister,
Florence Hostetter (Gene), Jasper, IN
One brother
Jerome Brinkman (Frances), Ferdinand, IN
Preceding him in death was one daughter-in-law, Bridget Brinkman.  
Funeral services for Richard J. Brinkman will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, Indiana with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.  Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or to a favorite charity.