Robert Brink

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CALEDONIA, WI - Brink Sr., Robert E. "Bob" passed away May 8, 2013 in Racine. He was born in South Milwaukee, WI in 1929 the son of Peter and Meta (nee Johnson) Brink. He was united in marriage to Violet Gaida at St. Johns Parsonage in the Town of Lake, WI on March 3, 1950. Bob retired from the U.S. Army as a Command Sgt Major after 21 years of service in 1965. Upon retiring Bob and his family moved to Caledonia, WI. He then joined the Caledonia Police Department where he served 21 years retiring in 1988. Bob was past President of Chapter 65 of the Retired Enlisted Association of South Eastern WI; A Life member of VFW Post 10388 Franksville, WI; Past Commander, Service Officer and Member of The Honor Guard American Legion Harvey Funk Post 494 Caledonia, WI, A member of LaSociety Des 40 Hommes ET 8 Chevaux Voiture Locale 497 Racine County. Member and Past Chairman of the 1st Engineer Combat BN. Association 1st Inf. Div. A Member of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division; A member of the 801st Aviation Engineer Bn. Association And a Lifetime Charter Member of the National WWII Memorial in Washington DC. He is survived by his wife Violet and three children, Robert Jr. (Carol) Brink, Milwaukee, WI . Donna (Rich) Cole, Springfield, MO. Larry (Leela) Brink, Montello, WI. Six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Meta Brink, two sisters Lois (Aloysius) Pavlik, Florence (Bill) Merrill, two brothers Arthur Brink, and Donald (Lucy) Brink. Visitation will be at Molthen-Bell and Son Funeral Home on Sunday May 12th from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM and Monday May 13th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM . Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 13th at 11 AM at Molthen-Bell & Son Funeral Home, 700 Milwaukee Av., South Milwaukee, WI. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Oak Creek, WI, with Military Honors. MOLTHEN-BELL & SON 700 Milwaukee Ave. South Milwaukee, WI (414) 762 – 0154

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Published in Racine Journal Times on May 9, 2013
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