Wanda Brink Garnica
A year after Wanda's passing, the Brink family is finally able to have a celebration of her life. The Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 4:00 until 8:00 at the Twin Oaks Club. Please come visit and share your memories of Wanda with us.
Wanda Brink Garnica, age 89, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in her home. She was born on September 3, 1930 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of Richard and Mabelle (Engel) Fuller. She married Herbert T. Brink, Jr., on April 15, 1950. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1977. She later married Joseph 'Gabe' Garnica. He preceded her in death on October 17, 2009.
Over the years, Wanda worked at the CYO and then later at the Illinois Veterans Home. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Wanda was an avid reader and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by:
HER CHILDREN: Jane Luke of Broadview Heights, OH; Ted Brink (Jan) of Omaha, NE; Gary Brink of Quincy; Kay Harland (Denny) of Altona, IL; Carol Hoffman and her husband Steve of Stoutsville, MO; Jim Brink of Quincy; Ruth Siebers (Ted) of Quincy and Dan Brink (Laurie) also of Quincy.
GRANDCHILDREN: John Luke, Dan Luke, Jennifer Brink, Ryan Brink (Karen), Beth Hammer (Mike), Kari Sharer (Adam), Drew Hoffman (Sarah), Alex Hoffman, Rachael Brink, Abbie Dzara (Stefan), Angela Ehrgott (Nick), Zach Siebers (Maggie), Natalie Siebers, Emily Brink (Jake Tadeo) and Cpt. Evan Brink.
SIBLINGS: Ruth Deutsch and John Owens (Barb).
Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.
Wanda was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 grandsons: Jim Luke and Matt Brink and sons-in-law: Gary Harland and Douglas Luke and a daughter in law: Kimberly Brink.
The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
- Ted, Dan and ALL the Brinks, I have such fond memories of your Mom. As Ted will recall, your Mom, Wanda ("Sprocket") was such a fun, funny, great Mom. Ted & I enjoyed visiting during our "escapes" from CB at her CYO Office. My genuine & heartfelt condolences. God Bless your Mom and your entire Family. Mark Schuering