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“To all Arlowine's family: There is a sadness in my heart today for myself and each of you. Though your heart holds a deep sadness, may you feel...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Roni Piliponis - Atlanta, GA

“I had the pleasure of knowing your mother for 6 months working at the Kensington. She was the first resident that I saw every morning. She would be...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kate Coffey - Fort Madison, IA

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3 of 9 | Posted by: Collin - Burlington, IA

“Barb, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I never had the chance to meet her, but she looks like a fun classy lady. We will be remembering your...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ann & Tim Hayes - Dubuque, IA

“Thoughts, prayers, and sympathy from our family to yours. We loved Arlowine and she was a wonderful neighbor. My favorite memories of her are: 1)...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry Derksen NIcklaus - IA

“To the Brinck family: My heart was saddened upon learning of Arlowine's passing. I saw her (& Sally) last when Mom and I visited her at the...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Loving

“Jim and Rhonda, I am sorry to hear of the loss of you mother (in-law). It's always tough to lose a mom, regardless of how well and long they've...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: nancy st.clair

“So saddened by the loss of Aunt Arlowine. She was such a sweetheart and never forgot anyone. She was always a mother first to 7 children, and always...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy Polonsky - Keosauqua, IA

“We have many happy memories of Arlowine. Iowa was always a special place for us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen Ryan McGovern - Niece

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 of 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 The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.