Richard Brinker

RICHARD O. BRINKER, 80 LOVES PARK - Richard O. Brinker, 80, of Loves Park, passed away in his family home on Friday, April 25, 2014. Born December 21, 1933, in Chicago, son of Orvin and Laura (Recoy) Brinker. Married Gloria Johnson on April 14, 1956, in Loves Park. Served as a Loves Park Alderman for 36 years. Dedicated and active member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Member of Loves Park Lions Club for many years. Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Dick retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1995,after 30 years. Survivors include wife, Gloria; sons, Dale (Deborah) of Antioch and Dennis (Judy) of Fishers, IN; daughter, Darla (Eric) Peterson of Rockford; grandchildren, Nathan, Stephanie, Lauren, Nicholas, Alex, Abigail, Annabel and Eric; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brother, Raymond; and sisters, Verda Rosene, Helen Eklund, Doris Bleed and Margaret Johnson. Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park, and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the church. Burial at Willwood Cemetery. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church or Kids Around the World. Visit

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Delehanty Funeral Home - LOVES PARK
401 RIVER LN  Loves Park, IL 61111-5040
(815) 633-6010

Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014