Dennis Leander Brinkman, 80, of Antwerp passed away at home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Denny was born in Cloverdale, Ohio on October 11, 1939, a son of the late Evelyn (Eickholt) and Raymond W. Brinkman.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army; was a valued employee at B.F. Goodrich for 41 years; Chief Supermarket, Country Inn Enhanced Living and the Fort Wayne Auto Auction. Denny also owned Denny's Market in Antwerp for 15 years. Denny thoroughly enjoyed fishing, gardening, doing antique and collectible shows, college football and basketball.
Denny was a devout member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish; Knights of Columbus Hicksville Council 1043 and 4th Degree Bishop Rapp Assembly 824.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Rita (Duling) whom he married Dec. 2, 1961; son, Jeffrey; siblings, Margaret (the late Ernie) Dickman, Maryann (Omer) Calvelage, Ellen Rupert, Raymond Jr., Lawrence (Susan) & Darwin (Deborah) Brinkman and sister-in-law, Joan Brinkman.
He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Kenneth & Steven Brinkman.
His funeral mass is Monday, June 15, 2020, 10 am Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 303 Monroe Street, Antwerp.
Viewing is Sunday, 2 - 6 pm and Monday, 9 - 9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp
At the family's request we ask that you wear masks at all times, maintain social distancing and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in Denny's viewing and funeral mass.
He will be laid to rest in Maumee Cemetery, with military honors.
Memorials are to Divine Mercy Catholic School, 417 N. Main St, Paulding, Ohio 45879 or CHP (Hospice), 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879.
Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com
Flowers and other tributes may be delivered to the flower door at the Antwerp funeral home on Saturday between 9 am and 5 pm or Sunday between 9 am and 11 am.