George Harold Brink 89 of Englewood, Florida, passed away April 10, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida He was born October 30, 1928 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was the son of Harry Otto Brink and Lucille LaCombe.
George served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW, Elks and Moose organizations. He was also an avid contributor to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch and local food pantries in Englewood.
George married Jeanette M. Ruffalo on March 5, 1949 in Kenosha Wisconsin.
He is survived by four children; Diana [Douglas] Bergner, Scottsdale Arizona, Patricia [Stephen] Borchardt, Powers Lake, Wisconsin, Christine [Allan] Neff, Englewood, Florida, John Brink, Sarasota, Florida and 8 Grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by wife of 62 years, Jeanette and great-grandson Daxton Borchardt
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday April 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lemon Bay Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to George's favorite charity the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch https://youthranches.org/
Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been selected to handle the arrangements.
We looked forward to seeing George during our visits to Florida. He always had such interesting stories to tell. We will truly miss him. I hope that he is once again exchanging stories with my dad Lloyd (his cousin) up in heaven. Those two sure could tell some whoppers!
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