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         WILLIAM HENRY BRINKOPF (11 Mar 1926 - 06 Aug 2005)

William H. Brinkopf, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center.

He was born Mar. 11, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of William C. and Emma Meyer Brinkopf. He and Ramona Lewis were married Jan. 10, 1964, in Cape Girardeau.

Brinkopf served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau where he was a past president of its church council and on the board of deacons. He had been the owner of Sunny Hill Garden and Pet Center since 1959. He was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. Brinkopf was also a 50 year member of St. Mark's Lodge 93 (Masonic). He was a member of St. Mark's Chapter 163 (Eastern Star).

Survivors include his wife; a son, William L. Brinkopf and wife Sandy of Cape Girardeau; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Nicholas Brinkopf of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ, with the Rev. David Schaffner officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ, 37 S. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63703; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Published in the Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau) on Monday, August 8, 2005.



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