November 25, 1950 - August 21, 2016
Linda Irene Brink-Kupp, 65, went to be with the Lord, her light, on Sunday August 21, 2016 following a long hospital stay due to complications from surgery. Send Flowers View / Sign Guestbook
Born on November 25, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Richard William and Doris Irene Brink of Chesapeake, Virginia.
A loving wife and friend of husband Michael, loving mother to son, William Joseph Kupp, and daughter, Beri Lynn Franek and beloved granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Franek… whom Linda affectionately called â€œDinkâ€ while Samantha affectionately called her â€œNonâ€ (short for Nonnie).
A lifelong resident of Illinois, Linda grew up in the town of Keenyville and attended St. Isidore Catholic grade school in Cloverdale, then attended Lake Park High School in Medinah graduating in 1968.
Linda’s life was a celebration of giving of her time and energy to everyone she knew.
Many memories of this giving spirit revolved around her being a caregiver to those in the family stricken with their own trials or illness.
Linda lived a life dedicated to her faith, her family and her friends.
Remembered for her happy spirit, contagious laugh, bright smile and giving nature, those who knew and loved her will keep her memory alive for generations to come.
A former business owner, Linda loved to crochet, cook, go antiquing and travel…especially to the ocean along the shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Survived by sisters Patricia Johnson and Diane Brink-Neal along with brothers Rick and Robert Brink, Linda was preceded in death by brother William Joseph Brink.
Special memories of Linda’s warmth, compassion and friendship will fill the hearts of her many in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends for many years to come. These special people were more than just people in the family, they were very much a part of her heart.
Over the years, Linda may have told you a joke, made you pierogies or kalachkies or comforted you in some other way to lift your spirits. In honor of her memory, we ask that you smile and rejoice in her new life and pass along the joy she brought to all of us!