Charles “Charlie” F. Brinkmeyer of Steelville, MO formerly of O’Fallon, MO was born on Tuesday, August 9, 1927 in St. Louis, MO to Herman Brinkmeyer and Olga Minette Brinkmeyer (nee Schaeffer). He passed away at Steelville Senior Living on Friday, May 19, 2023 at the age of 95 years, 9 months, and 10 days.
Charlie grew up in Baden, MO. He served his Country honorably in the United States Army and received a World War II Victory Medal. Charlie had accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in St. Ann, MO while living in O’Fallon. He married the love of his life, Marian D. Wolke, on September 21, 1951 in St. Louis, MO and to this union 2 sons were born. Charlie worked at Aeronautical Chart and Informational Center, Army Corps of Engineers and had owned Charben Printing in Florissant, MO. Charlie was adventurous and lived life to the fullest. He flew an ultra-light aircraft, he enjoyed woodworking, scuba diving, playing volleyball, hunting, farming, painting and beekeeping. He loved to ride his bicycle and received a patch for riding 300 miles in 23 hours and 45 minutes. Charlie always did whatever he put his mind to and was good at all he did. Most of all, Charlie loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Olga Brinkmeyer; parents-in-law John and Minnie Wolke; wife Marian D. Brinkmeyer; sisters Doris (Ben) Boone and Norma (Jack) Henke.
Charlie is survived by his sons Kurt (Cathy) Brinkmeyer and David (Jean) Brinkmeyer both of O’Fallon, MO; grandchildren Grant (Ryan) Brinkmeyer of Lutz, FL, Holly (Matthew) Aslin, David (Jessica) Brinkmeyer, Daniel (Laura) Brinkmeyer all of O’Fallon, MO, Heather (Andrew) Johnston of St. Charles, MO, and Michele (Steve) Green of Steelville, MO; great grandchildren Amie (Bobby) Payne of Steelville, MO, Camden Brinkmeyer and Sloane Brinkmeyer both of Lutz, FL, Regan Aslin, Duncan Aslin, Avery Aslin and Aiden Brinkmeyer all of O’Fallon, MO, Lily Johnston and Liam Johnston both of St. Charles, MO; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation is from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, June 2, 2023 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. Memorial Service will immediately follow with Pastor Tim Ostermeyer officiating and military honors. The family chose cremation as his final disposition. Memorials were suggested to Lutheran Public Radio (PO Box 83 Collinsville, IL 62234).
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.
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