Leonard R. Brinkman, 75, Ferdinand

leonard brinkmanLeonard R. Brinkman, 75, of Ferdinand, died Thursday (July 20) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand June 28, 1942, to Joseph and Augusta (Hackman) Brinkman. He married Rosie Schepers June 26, 1965, at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Leonard retired from Jasper Engines and Transmissions where he worked as a quality control engineer for 46 years. He served in the National Guard, enjoyed gardening, fishing, and genealogy and loved traveling to watch his grandchildren play sports.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie Brinkman; two sons, Keith Brinkman, Newburgh, and Ryan Brinkman and wife Gretchen, Dubois; one daughter, Lori Brosmer and husband Scott, Ferdinand; one brother, Wilfred Brinkman, Jasper; two sisters, Rose Hopf, Huntingburg, and Irma Borman and husband Danny, Ferdinand; and 10 grandchildren, Brea, Beau, Briley, Brage, Pierce, Preston and Parker Brinkman and, Zachary, Isaac, and Elijah Brosmer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Andrew, Cletus, and Francis Brinkman, one sister, Ann Marie Wagner, and two grandsons, Blake and Brent Brinkman.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Monday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Catholic Church or to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center in Jasper. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ferdinand Church. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites. Burial will follow at a later date.

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