December 2, 2020

Randall E. “Randy” Brinkman

Randall E. “Randy” Brinkman of Lincoln passed away at the age of 62 on November 30, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born September 4, 1958 to Raymond and Jean (Johnson) Brinkman.

Randy started Brinkman Drywall Company 30+ years ago after graduating from Lincoln East High School and SCC-Lincoln. He met the love of his life, Diane Fiacco, in 1982 at Neighbor’s Lounge where he played pool and Diane worked as a bartender. Randy and Diane were married December 28, 1995. Randy’s first passion in life was his family, especially his three grandchildren. Randy’s smile, kind eyes, gentle soul and good heart will live on in his children and grandchildren. 

Randy enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, searching antique malls with his daughter for good deals, playing cards,  sitting by the pool with a cold drink and writing love poems to Diane. He was an avid pool player, Husker fan and classic car enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Diane; daughters Jamie Brinkman-Hernandez (Jorge) and Jenny Jurgens (Dan); grandchildren Julian Hernandez, Dylan and Macy Jurgens; sisters Cheri Brinkman and Sue Donahoo; brother Richard “Rick” Brinkman; eleven nieces and four nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Raymond “Bud” Brinkman and Robert “Bob” Brinkman.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from Noon until 8 pm with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 pm at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family for a later designation.

Special thanks to the Bryan West Medical Center for providing Randy with exceptional care in his time of need.


  1. We will forever miss Randy, his kind heart and long list of jokes always with a big smile. Praying for the family in this time of grief.

  2. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Condolences, sympathy, and love sent up to heaven and presently to you all.

  3. Brinkmanship family, so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. I only knew him briefly from going on a classic car trip and Denton but he was a very nice man. He gave it a hard fight. Our deepest sympathy to everyone. Stuart and Vicki Piening.

  4. My condolences and prayers are with you Diane and family at this time.

  5. Randy was such a great guy! He always had a smile on his face, cracked quite a few jokes and gave me a hug any time I would see him.
    I’m so very sorry he will no longer be around to share the laughter. My condolences to his family and friends.

  6. My sincerest condolences to you Diane an Randy’s daughters. Randy was always a joy to be around and I don’t remember him ever looking or feeling down. Due to the virus, I will not be attending any services.

    • My condolences to the entire Brinkman family. For the loss of a wonderful friend, husband, grandfather, brother and uncle.
      I was blessed to have Randy as a lifelong friend.
      We went to junior high together, high-school, we worked together, lived together and traveled together.
      But mostly we laughed together.
      I will forever miss Randy’s smiling face and laughter.
      RIP my friend 💔

  7. To Cheri and the Brinkman family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. My deepest heartfelt condolences.

  8. Randy rented me a home when I was at a hard time in my life. He was the nicest man I’d ever met. Years past and he always crossed my mind. I’m so sad he is gone. Hard working and very caring man. Until we meet again in heaven. Thoughts and prayers to the family


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