February 8, 2012

Engeline Viola Brinton

Engeline Viola Brinton, age 74 of Denton, Nebraska died on February 8, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She was born on March 6, 1937, in Pickrell, Nebraska to Herman and Christina (Schmidt) Meints.

Engeline ran a daycare out of her home for 32 years. She married Rex Brinton on February 4, 1956 in Lincoln.

Engeline is survived by her husband,  Rex Brinton of Denton; daughter and spouse, Brenda and David Pape of Denton; son and spouse, John and Nancy Brinton of Lincoln; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Von Busch of Lincoln, Norma Reichwaldt of Lincoln, sister and spouse, Karen and Jim Kerl of Palmyra;  brother and spouse, Virgil and Mary Meints of Lincoln; brother and spouse, Leroy and Sharon Meints of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Carrol Meints of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Emil.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home. 

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Our sympathies go out to your family. She was a wonderful babysitter for our daughter Lynn back in the early 80’s. Hard to believe it has been that long ago that Lynn enjoyed her care. I remember one time that I arrived early only to be greeted by Lynn saying why did you come so early?! Lynn now has two little ones of her own – Tori and Timmy. In fact Timmy’s bday party is Saturday afternoon out of town. Hope to make the funeral though. Our hearts go out to you all.

  2. Uncle Rex: Sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful wife. You both were so welcoming of my brother and I many year’s ago.My thought’s are with you, and your family. Susan Brinton “”

  3. Brenda

    My prayers go out to you and your family.
    May God keep you in his care.
    With deepest sympathy.


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