November 08, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
November 08, 2018
- 7:00 PM
November 09, 2018
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior
Russell O. Brink, 71, Horace, ND passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo. He was born on February 14, 1947 to Robert and Irene (Trom) Brink in Fargo. Russ grew up on the family farm near Horace. He graduated from West Fargo High School in 1965.
Following graduation, Russ continued farming with his dad. Russ was a farmer his entire life.
On December 4, 1971 he was united in marriage to Karen McCollough-Lovellette at Horace Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on the farm where they raised their four children.
Russ was a lifelong, active member of Horace Lutheran Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and married.
In addition to farming, he was active with Cass County 4H as a member and leader of the Golden Prairie 4H Club.
He was the president of the Horace Fire Department district board for 47 years.
Russ served on the Cass County Farmers Union board and was currently the treasurer.
Family was very important to Russ and his grandkids were his pride and joy. He loved being Papa.
Russ enjoyed playing cards, collecting toy tractors, and playing Farkle. He also liked teasing and telling jokes to everyone he met.
Russ is survived his wife of 46 years, Karen; children, Scott Brink, Horace; Tim Brink, Horace; Jeff (Kristi) Brink, Davenport; Tamara (Bryce) Dunford, Horace; grandchildren, Samantha, Austin, and Tyler Dunford; Mattie, Kaitlyn and Elijah Brink; sister, Karen (Dennis) Fenske, Waupan, WI. He is also survived by family friends who considered him to be a second dad. Also surviving are many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Horace Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Horace Lutheran Church with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Horace Lutheran Cemetery Brink Addition.
Per Russ’ wishes, men in attendance are asked to dress casually. He hated suits and ties and preferred a shirt with blue jeans.