December 6, 2013


Luverne Brinker, 83, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 surrounded by his family at Sunny Brook of Carroll Assisted Living.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Breda American Legion.

Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Carroll Knights of Columbus and a Christian wake service by St. Lawrence Parish at 4:30 p.m.

The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 9 a.m. Monday when visitation will resume.

Online condolences may be left for Luverne's family at

Born Aug. 1, 1930, at Carroll, Iowa, Luverne was a son of Clarence and Elizabeth (Grossman) Brinker. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School and later graduated with the Class of 1948 from Carroll High School. Luverne served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge he married Angela Jung at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey, Iowa, on April 30, 1955. They made their home near Mount Carmel where he farmed until his retirement in 1992 when they moved to the Carroll community. Luverne was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Lawrence Parish, Breda American Legion, Carroll Knights of Columbus, on the board of the ASCS offices, and involved in many other community organizations. Luverne enjoyed many activities such as bowling, playing cards, golf, and together with Angie and friends had many worldwide travel adventures. He was an avid fan of Kuemper athletics and always enjoyed watching his grandchildren in whatever event they were in. Luverne's greatest joy was spending time with his entire family.

Survivors include his wife Angela of Carroll; his children: Mike Brinker and wife Robyn of Carroll, Bob Brinker and wife Annie of Severance, Colo., Diane Miller and husband Jeff of Mount Pleasant, Dale Brinker of Fort Collins, Colo., Steve Brinker and his wife Cori of Carroll, and Sheila Scevers and her husband Tracy of Abilene, Texas; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Lois Sibenaller of Earling, Mary Jo Brinker of Weston, Wis., and Jerrine Brinker of Weston, Wis.; one brother: Daryl ( Janet) Brinker of Minneapolis, Wis.; his sister-in-law, Gayle Brinker of California; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Luverne was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Lynn Brinker and William Brinker in infancy; and his brother-in-law, Eugene Sibenaller.