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Joan I. Brinker

Joan Irene Brinker, 80, Mt. Morris, died Friday, April 18, 2014 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. 

Joanie was born Oct. 22, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Karl Matthew and Mary Irene (Benwill) Jacobs. 

She grew up in the Upper Peninsula, Gulliver, Mich.

Joanie graduated from Manistique High School class of 1951. 

She married Fred “Fritz” Brinker on Nov. 6, 1953 in Oregon, and they were married for 47 years.

Joanie lived for the last 62 years in Mt. Morris where she was a hairdresser and co-owner of the Hair World.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon.

She was a quilter, seamstress, caretaker, Mt. Morris Moose member, and a lawn mowing enthusiast. 

Joanie is survived by her three children, Jeff (Suzette) Brinker, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Peggy (Chris) Regan, Glendale, Calif.; and Joe Brinker, Mt. Morris; three granddaughters; and four great grandchildren; three brothers, Francis (Janice) Jacobs, Sun City, Ariz.., Ronald (Joan) Jacobs, Gladstone, Mich., Kris (Shirlee) Jacobs, Ellison Bay, Wis.; and sister, Dee (Joe) Smeester, Iron Mountain, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Brinker; and two brothers, Barry and David Jacobs.

Services will be Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oregon with Father Naill officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

Visitation will be Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oregon, from 10 a.m. until service time.

Arrangements were completed by Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris.

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