September 2, 2020

David A. Brinkman

David A. Brinkman age 54 of Lincoln passed away August 28, 2020. He was born June 1, 1966 in Seward, Nebraska to Burton L. and Bertha E. (Hargrove) Brinkman. David graduated from Lincoln High School in 1987.

David loved sports.  He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker football fan. His favorite NFL teams were the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers fan.  He also liked the Chicago Bulls. If you ever were to discuss college football with him, in a good natured way he would bicker with you on who would win a game, or who would win the national championship or the Heisman Trophy. He could tell you the results of a Nebraska football game from many years ago, such as Nebraska beating Missouri 6-0 in 1981 from a late 4th quarter touchdown with less than a minute to play.  David also enjoyed bowling, movies at the theatre and movie nights at home.  He also enjoyed taking a joy ride to get pop or a milkshake.  If he met you, he may ask you your birthday.  At a later time he would tell you exactly when your birthday is and if it happened earlier he would tell you exactly when your birthday was that year. David was a good natured and warm person. He was loved by his family and friends. He will be missed. David participated in Special Olympics throughout his life.

Survivors include his mother Bertha Brinkman of Lincoln, sister Debbie Flock of Lincoln, brother Terry Brinkman of South Lyon, Michigan. Aunt, Mary (Denny) Hartman of Seward. Roommates Jim, Jon, Tony, Mark and many staff who knew and cared for him over the years. Preceded in death by his father Burton, grandmother Louise Cross, Aunt Alice (Lawrence) Ziegler, brother-in-law Ron Flock, great aunt and uncle Edith and Andy Fahrner, aunt Ruthy (Jerry) Haines.

Services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time on Friday, September 4th.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Special Olympics.

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  1. “Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”

  2. I worked with David at CAN and he is one unforgettable guy! He always made me laugh and he was so fun to be around and had such a great personality. He will truly be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends during this most sad time. RIP David! You made a difference in my life and I hope I did the same for you!

  3. David you will be missed I loved our time together at the house and watching football together. I always thought it was funny when I watched a replay of game on Sunday how you had to tell me the outcome and that he game was not live. You where a good friend. I am glad we shared our birthday and you would always say how old I would and how old you would be. I will miss your laugh and our supur bowl parties. Go Husker!!!!

  4. I am so sad to hear of David’s passing. I worked with him at LOMR. He made me smile everyday and gave me many treasured memories! If I had heard sooner, I would have arranged to come to his services. Please know that my thoughts will be with you tomorrow.

  5. David you were a great guy to work with and one I could count on always to be the closest to a Packers football 🏈 win, you did remember my birthday by the back of your hand and always could count on you asking for that cigarette lol, I’m sure going to miss your spunk and also asking me my shoe size. Rest In Peace David because god has gained another wonderful angel to watch over all of us.

  6. Rest easy David. You will be missed and thought of often.
    Janie and Eric Williams


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