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“Dawn & Keith, I just learned of your Dad's passing and extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. Brink was the real deal and anyone who knew him felt...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Pitts - Irving, TX

“Uncle Buster was so funny and unpretentious. You could count on a good time and lots of laughs when you were with him. I cherish the memories of...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Brinkman Stevens - TX

“I was privileged to visit with Mr. Brinkman several times when he visited in the North Texas area. A great man. He will be missed. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Taylor - Bedford, TX

“my sympathies to you and your family ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Owens Mayer - georgetown, TX

“my sympathies to you and your family ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn Owens Terrebonne - TX

“my sympathies to you and your family ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Kovar - dime box, TX

“Buster was like another brother to me. He and Jim were so close. It makes me sad to think he won't be dropping by to share stories with us, but the...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Brinkman - Deanville, TX

“Uncle Buster, Aunt Rose, Keith and Dawn spent some summer breaks and the first months of his time in Houston in the oil and gas industry with my...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon W. Lewis - Houston, TX

“Uncle Buster, Aunt Rose, Keith and Dawn spent some summer breaks and the first months of his time in Houston in the oil and gas industry with my...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon W. Lewis - Houston, TX

“As a child, I always held Uncle Buster in high esteem and felt the same way in my adult life. It was always a good feeling to know that he was my...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Brinkman Duddlesten - TX

“YOU HAVE OUR PRAYERS AND DEEPEST SYMPATHIES; JUST AS WITH MY FOLKS, THE REINS HAVE NOW SHIFTED HANDS AND NOW THE OLDER GENERATION HAS BECOME "US" . ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Rudy Mayer - GIDDINGS, TX

“Keith, Dawn, Uncle Jimmy and familes: Uncle Buster was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. He lived a truly christian, and highly...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki Greeley - College Station, TX

“Dawn & Jim, I am so sorry that you have lost your father Dawn. It's not easy to loose a parent. You are in my prayers. Jesus will lift you up & wrap...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Ruff - Dallas, TX

“Buster was a shining example of what a loving Husband, Father and Christian should be. His memory will live on with us forever, but he will be...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: S. Nimtz - College Station, TX

“A life well spent, Buster was an inspiration to us all. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: jim freeman - mansfield, TX


Funeral services for Stonewall "Buster" Brinkman, 82, of Bryan are set for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Dime Box Brethren Church, with Pastor Jim Heckman officiating. Interment will follow at Hranice Cemetery in Dime Box. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Mr. Brinkman passed away July 4, 2012, in Bryan, Texas. Buster was born in Birdsong, Texas on December 31, 1929, and grew up in Deanville, Texas. He was the second youngest of nine children. During his teenage years, Buster worked in his father's cotton gin, driving cotton to market in Bryan and selling it for his father. He joined the Navy during the Korean War, specializing in ship mechanics, and traveled the globe, including the Artic, Japan, and Korea. While in the Navy, Buster married his teenage sweetheart, Rose Marie Balcar. They were blessed with 42 years of marriage and three children ~ Keith, Dawn, and Kyle. Buster attended Texas A & M University in College Station and earned a bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1959, which led him to the Texas oil and gas fields with Halliburton. A few years later, Buster secured a job with the IRS as part of the first ever Federal Petroleum Auditing Division, which he eventually managed and from which he retired. His IRS job afforded additional travel to Canada and many states throughout the United States, including Alaska and Washington DC. Buster moved back to his beloved Aggieland in 2004, when he married Olga Marie Nimtz. During their seven year marriage, he and Olga enjoyed tropical cruises and vacations to various destinations throughout the United States. Buster is a member of the Brethren Church, in Dime Box, Texas, and has been a dutiful servant in God's churches throughout his life. He had a wonderful singing voice and sang harmony often and most especially enjoyed traditional hymns. Buster is survived by son and daughter-in-law; Keith and Roberta Brinkman of Dime Box, daughter and son-in-law; Dawn and Jim Freeman of Mansfield, step daughters and husband; Sharla and Kendal Beason of Pearland, Susan Nimtz of College Station, brother and sister-in-law; Jimmy and Betty Brinkman of Deanville, sister and brother-in-law; Mildred and Doyle Weiderhold of Pasadena, grandchildren; Andrew Hayes-Stoker, Robert and Sarah Brinkman, Elizabeth and Matt Reiter, Celia Klorman, step grandchildren; Chase Ahrendt, Kaylee Beason, great grandchildren; Allyson Reiter and Jonas Evans and Ava Klorman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus Brinkman and Emma Foytik Brinkman, two wives, one son, Kyle Richard Brinkman, and one grandson, David Keith Brinkman. The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Dime Box Brethren Church, 8361 FM 141, Dime Box, Texas 77853. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell. Please visit our website at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com for additional information and to sign the online register.

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