May 28, 2017
Randy Brinkman, 70, of Milford, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Avera McKennan Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 3, at Andringa Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.
Randall “Randy” Brinkman was born April 26, 1947, in Orange City, Iowa, son of Roy and Edna (Oolbekkink) Brinkman. He lived his youth in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He attended Northwest Iowa Technical Collegeg in Sheldon and graduated with a power lineman degree.
On March 1, 1969, he married Lois Feyerabend. They lived in Huxley, Iowa, where he was a power lineman. In 1972, they moved to Sheldon. He was employed at Sheldon Highway Nursery working for his father-in-law. In 1988, the couple purchased the business. In 1994, they moved to Milford, Iowa. His wife passed away in 2004. Randy continued to own and operate the business and plow snow in the winter until he retired in 2012. After retiring from the business he drove truck for State Line Co-op.
Survivors include his children, Robert Brinkman of Sioux City, Iowa, Raymond (Peggy) Brinkman of Sheldon, Amanda (Mike) McDonald of Boyden, Iowa, and Robert Hall of Sheldon; six grandchildren; one brother, Ryan (Pam) Brinkman of Sioux Falls, and one sister, Rona (Terry) Wimmer of Broomfield, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his wife, infant granddaughter, his parents and one brother, Robert Brinkman.