Arlowine Brinck

Written by Theresa Rose on January 20, 2015

Arlowine Louise Brinck, 94, of the Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of West Point, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital.

Born July 1, 1920 in Canora Saskatchewan, Canada the daughter of Arthur William and Mary Eva Gladys (McKenty) Arie. On February 5, 1944 she married Adrian Bernard Brinck at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2003.

Survivors include four sons Michael (Marla) Brinck of Annapolis, Maryland, Steve (Laura) Brinck of West Point, Iowa, John Brinck of West Point, Iowa and Jim (Rhonda) Brinck of Fort Madison, Iowa, three daughters Mary Jo (Joe) Metzler of Alexandria, Virginia, Sally (Jim) Kloewer of Keosauqua, Iowa and Barbara (Robert) Shafer of Dubuque, Iowa, fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adrian, four brothers and one step grandchild.

Arlowine was a graduate of Fort Madison Catholic High School and attended AIC Business School in Davenport. She helped with The Family Service Department in San Diego during WWII and later worked as a secretary, stenographer and in advertising at Sheaffer Pen in Fort Madison, Iowa. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, the Altar & Rosary Society and the Sister Club. Arlowine enjoyed reading, car rides, traveling and family.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point. A parish rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. There will be a wake service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. The family will meet with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The memorial mass for Arlowine Brinck will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

A memorial has been established in her memory to Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral home.com The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.