Martha Lucille (Straube) Brinkman

Martha Lucille (Straube) Brinkman, 86, of Tecumseh died on Nov. 19, 2017.

She was born Jan. 1, 1931 to Godfrey and Agnes (Rulla) Straube. She graduated from Burr High School in 1948. Martha married Donald Brinkman on June 20, 1952 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling. Survivors include her children, Ken (Deb) Brinkman and Jennifer Brinkman of Tecumseh; her grandchildren, Adam and Kelly; three great-grandchildren; her sisters, Millie (Eddie) Harms of Syracuse and Dorothy (Dale) Johnson of Wahoo; her brothers and sisters–in-law, Robert Salomons of Adams, Wilmer (Maud) Brinkman of Sterling and Faye Brinkman of Lincoln; as well as her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Paul; her husband, Don; her brother, Richard Straube; her sister, Ruth Salomons; her brother-in-law, Mike Brinkman; and her sisters-in-law, Leona Wolters, Bernice Stout and Nora Straube.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Wherry Mortuary of Tecumseh. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to St. John's Lutheran Biblical Garden or to Tecumseh Avenue of Flags. Interment will take place in the Tecumseh Cemetery. Visit

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