Joseph Carl Brinkman

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Joseph Carl

  • Visitation
    • Saturday, October 15th, at Heritage Funeral Homes (9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek) starting at 1pm
  • Memorial Service
    • Saturday, October 15th, at Heritage Funeral Homes (9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek) starting at 3pm


Age 66, of Oak Creek Wisconsin went home to his lord and savior Jesus Christ unexpectedly at Ascension Hospital, Franklin Wisconsin on Sunday, October 9th, 2022.

He was the son of the late Benjamin and Delores (nee Schmidt) Brinkman and step-son of the late Arthur Dale Stubbs. Also preceded in death by his brother Greg.

Joe is survived by his beautiful wife, Debra, and his children Benjamin, Emily and Megan. Loving step-father of Kenneth (Emily) Veriga, Joseph (Mae) Veriga, Kimberly (Justin) Schamer and Marisa (Israel) Feliciano. Further survived by his sisters, Judy (Roger), Betty, Nancy and Kay (John). Also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joe was a loving, Christian man and devoted his time and passion to his 8 grandchildren; Kaylie, Landen, Beau, Leon, Jack, Sloane, Harper and Elizabeth.

A Celebration of Joe’s Life will take place on Saturday, October 15th, at Heritage Funeral Homes (9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek) with a visitation starting at 1pm followed by a Memorial Service at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the church of your choice in memory of Joe.


  1. Kurt Harry October 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Our condolences to the family of sorry for your loss. I was a classmate with Joe and played football with him. we had many discussions . He was always my class informer over the years. RIP Joe

  2. Jerilynn Valenzuela October 12, 2022 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I am jus crazy heartbroken. I jus loved Joe. He was the coolest guy. I am so at a lost for words. May GOD BLESS THE FAMILY!!!

  3. Melissa Bowersock October 12, 2022 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear this news, Deb. My heart goes out to you.

  4. Tim Esser October 12, 2022 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Sympathies and prayers. Joe and I often played together and walked to and from St. Mary’s school in Kenosha. I have cherished those memories; they remain vivid. Thanks Joe. Rest in peace.

    • Tom Richert October 12, 2022 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      So. So very sorry for your loss! Sending prayers of comfort and peace from family in Michigan!! God bless you all with this difficult time!

  5. Marie Bornitzke- classmate October 13, 2022 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Another terrible loss for the class of 75.
    To your family and friends I wish them peace and continued faith, it will help you through this grief.
    Give John a hug for me Joe, blessings on your head and heart. 🙏❤️

  6. Tonee Brinkman October 13, 2022 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I am very sorry for the family. I remember Joe as my dear brother-in-law and as a very thoughtful person. He will be missed.
    May he rest peace..

  7. Cyndi Kobi (Smith) October 14, 2022 at 11:49 am - Reply

    My heart goes out to Joe’s family during this difficult time. We were classmates in Marshall and also neighbors when we were kids growing up in Squiggsville. I was lucky to have been able to visit with Joe again at our last couple of 1975 class reunions. He was so proud of his family. My deepest sympathies.

  8. Elizabeth Jackson October 16, 2022 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Joe read three newspapers every day, took piano lessons at age 31, and never stopped learning. He was still running four times a week. Psalm 1Blessed is the man
    Who walks not in the counsel of the [a]ungodly,
    Nor stands in the path of sinners,
    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
    2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he [b]meditates day and night.
    3 He shall be like a tree
    Planted by the [c]rivers of water,
    That brings forth its fruit in its season,
    Whose leaf also shall not wither;
    And whatever he does shall prosper.

    4 The ungodly are not so,
    But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
    5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
    Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

  9. Brian Podoll October 22, 2022 at 12:52 am - Reply

    So sorry to learn belatedly of Joe’s passing but I knew him at the Milwaukee Post Office over 22 years ago and how devoted he was to his family and providing for them. Sorry to see a fellow conservative pass too soon but I know he was fierce in his faith. Glad to see how much he was enjoying life with his wife, children, and grandchildren. My belated sympathies to Debbie and their entire family.

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