Obit: Brink, Melvin D. (1924 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blasel, Brink, Harder, Jensen, Laabs, Metz, Munson, Tuma

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/03/2018

Brink, Melvin D. (22 AUG 1924 - 13 JAN 2018)

Melvin D. Brink, 93, of Medford, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Country Gardens in Medford.

He was born on August 22, 1924 to Daniel and Goldie (Jensen) Brink. He married Leona Metz on November 13, 1948, she survives. Melvin was a graduate of Medford High School. He worked as a dairy farmer and logger in the Town of Browning his whole life.

In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, Polka music, dancing, and he was a lifelong member of Community United Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife, Melvin is survived by his children, Barbara (George) Tuma, Jerry (Dawn) Brink, both of Medford, and Sandra Peterson of Oregon, WI; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters, Ilaine Blasel and Virginia Harder, both of Medford, brother Donald (Clarice) Brink of Medford, and sister in law Virginia Brink of Lake Mills, WI.

Melvin is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Connie Brink, sister Fern Munson, and brother Charles Brink.

A memorial service for Melvin will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Community United Church of Christ at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating; burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Community United Church of Christ from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Melvin’s family for use at a later designation.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at



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