CHINOOK - Emilie Brinkman, 92, of Chinook died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, of natural causes at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home.
A private memorial service was held Sunday.
Emilie was born March 10, 1913, near Wagner to John and Rose Brezina. She grew up and attended schools there.
On June 6, 1943, Emilie married Clair A. Brinkman in Fort Benton. They first lived on the family farm north of Chinook. A year later, they bought and moved to a farm southeast of Chinook. They later built a house in Chinook, where they raised their family.
Emilie had a kind and generous heart, love of animals and enjoyed her yard and plants. She also enjoyed collecting antiques, which included hundreds of old glass oil lamps.
Emilie was preceded in death by her husband, Clair, on June 22, 1999; parents; three sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include her sons, Ron (Jane) Brinkman of Great Falls, Dean (Carol) Brinkman of Billings and Jerry (Nickie) Brinkman of Chinook; grandchildren, Pat (Shannon) Brinkman, Treve (Jillian) Brinkman, Troy Brinkman and Brooke Brinkman, all of Great Falls, Jason (Rachelle) Brinkman of Bozeman, Jonathan Brinkman of Billings, Beau (Amber) Brinkman of Chinook and Terah (Garrett) Edmonds of Havre; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.