Maud E. Brinkman, 96, of Lincoln, formerly of Sterling, died Friday evening, November 11, 2022 in Lincoln.  She was born on March 14, 1926 at Tecumseh and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1944. On July 25, 1948 she married Wilmer G. Brinkman at the United Methodist Church in Tecumseh.  They lived and farmed near Sterling and she filled all aspects of being a good farm wife.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling, was very active in the church’s women’s organizations, and helped teach Jr. Lutherans. Maud was a member and past-president of the Johnson County Rural Youth and later was a member of the Fairview Homemaker Extension Club. When her sons were in school, she was involved with the Sterling Band Mothers.  She enjoyed camping, traveling, and wintering in Texas, but her greatest joy was cooking family dinners and having everybody around one table and under one roof.    

Survivors include two sons, Norman Brinkman and his wife, Kathy Sheridan of Sterling Heights, MI and Marvin Brinkman and his wife, Vicki of Omaha; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barb Miller and Mildred Carman both of Lincoln; brother, Richard (Rita) Parrish of Tecumseh; sister-in-law, Faye Brinkman of Lincoln; nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Edna (Hickey) Parrish; her husband, Wilmer, who died on December 1, 2018; two sons, Wayne (1997) and David (1999); brothers, Jim Parrish and Carl Parrish.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Kevin Arndt officiating. Burial will be at the North St. John Cemetery of Sterling. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Tuesday in the church basement.  The body will lie in state at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The family will greet friends on Monday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  A memorial has been established to the family’s choice.  Arrangements entrusted to Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling.