Obit: Brinker, Cynthia Jean “Cindy” (1961 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Brinker, Mork, Becker, Rueth, Horn, Nagel, Rajaofera

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/14/2016

Brinker, Cynthia Jean “Cindy” (22 December 1961 - 6 September 2016)

Cynthia J. “Cindy” Brinker, 54 of Loyal passed away at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

Cynthia Jean Brinker was born Dec. 22, 1961, at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL, to James Sr. and Faith “Tudy” (Mork) Brinker. Her family moved to California in 1962, where she was raised until the family moved to Greenwood in 1974. After completing high school, Cindy attended UW-La Crosse and then Chippewa Valley Technical College, where she received a degree in police science. She went to work for the Clark County Sheriff’s Department for several years before moving to Madison and then to California. Cindy returned to Loyal in 1997 and worked for Sunburst, later Homme Homes, in Neillsville as a teaching assistant. She retired in 2005 due to poor health.

Cindy had many interests but especially loved her cat Precious, fishing, gardening, flowers, birds, all kinds of games reading murder mysteries and fundraising for the homeless and children with cancer.

She will be dearly missed by her friends and companions, Cheri Becker of Loyal and her son Jamie (Ranae) Becker of Edgerton, and their children, Payton and Travis; Barb Rueth of Loyal; her mother and step-father: Faith “Tudy” (Gerald) Horn of Loyal; one brother, James Jr. (Ruth) Brinker of Blaine, MN; one sister, Angi Nagel of Tampa, FL; three nieces: Catherine, Maddie and Emma Brinker; two nephews: Nicholas and Silas Nagel; and other relatives and many friends.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, James Brinker, Sr.

A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Immanuel Church of Christ, rural Greenwood, with Pastor Asafa Rajaofera officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery, rural Greenwood, at a later date. Visitation was held at the church Monday from noon until time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal is assisting the family with arrangements.



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