Published in the Pine City Pioneer May 4, 2017
Marvin Brinker of Pine City passed away at his home on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the age of 66.
Marvin Raymond Brinker was born in St. Paul on July 1, 1950. He was the oldest of seven children of Daniel and Margaret Brinker.
Marv graduated from Pine City High School in 1969. He worked a variety of jobs in his life including gas station attendant, truck driver for the Grasston alfalfa plant, foreman of Menards pole barn building crew and iron worker. He helped pave many roads around the Twin Cities as an independent truck driver. Marv was an excellent welder/fabricator and also loved to hobby farm. Marv spent many winters visiting his sister Ruth Schaan in Casper, Wyoming and also worked as a rescue and recovery tow truck driver while there. He had many friends in Casper and went on numerous adventures while working with Mike Schaan and the crew at MAD Transportation.
Marv is survived by his children Erica (Ken) Kordiak of Pine City, Adam (Jennifer) Brinker of Pine City; grandchildren: Jeremy and Joshua Brinker, Christopher, Claire and Nicholas Kordiak; mother Margaret Brinker of Wyoming; sisters: Betty Miller, Marge Ledin and Ruth (Ralph) Schaan; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father Daniel Brinker; brother Harland Brinker; sisters: Sandy Rathbun and Barbara Brinker; brother-in-law Michael Miller; and niece LeAnn Patzner.
Funeral services for Marv will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City. A time of visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the service at the chapel. The interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Hustletown.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Marvin Brinker are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City – Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com