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Pauline M. Brinkmeyer, 101, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at The
Christian Village care center in Lincoln.Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Holland Barry
& Bennett Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 4
Mass will be read at Holy Family Catholic
Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday, followed by burial in St.
Mary's Cemetery, west of Lincoln.
She was born Aug. 1, 1908, in Burton View. Her
parents were Charles F. and Margaret A. Semple
Lechleiter. Her husband, Elmer H. Brinkmeyer,
preceded her in death in 2001.
She is survived by her son, Wayne, and his wife,
Mariangela, of Les Clayes sous Bois, France; two
grandchildren; Vanessa Martinet and her husband,
Romain, of London, England, and Alex Brinkmeyer of
Bristol, England; and two great-grandchildren,
Eurydice and Salome Martinet.
She resided all of her life in Logan and Menard
counties, except for the early 1920s, when she moved
to Pike County with her parents; her brother,
Delbert; and two sisters, Leona and Beulah.
Pauline had a brief working career in Peoria in
the late 1930s and commuted daily from Lincoln on
the interurban train.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in
Middletown and then of Holy Family Catholic Church
Pauline was active in numerous social clubs in
Menard County: the Friendly Neighbors Club in the
1950s, several craft clubs and the Pinochle Club.
She played her favorite card game with her friends
from Greenview and Petersburg into her 100th year.
She belonged to a women's bowling club in Athens in
the 1960s and supported the Greenview High School
Band, helping with decorations for concerts there.
Instead of flowers, any remembrances in the form
of donations to Holy Family Church would be
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