Dr. Harvey H. Brinkman, M.D.

Oscoda, Michigan
January 12, 1926 - July 4, 2019

Visitations

1:00 - 2:00 pm on Friday prior to the memorial service at Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas, MI

Service Location

Grace Lutheran Church - East Tawas, Michigan

Services

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm (gathering at 1:00 pm) at the Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas, MI with Rev. Matthew Carpenter officiating.

Obituary Notice

Dr. Harvey H. Brinkman, M.D.
A resident of Oscoda, MI, Harvey, 93, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Saginaw St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born in Detroit, MI on January 12, 1926. After graduating high school, he entered the United State Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Harvey later earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University. He married the former Margaret (“Peggy”) St. Germain on August 18, 1951 in Calumet, MI. They moved to the Tawas area in the late 1950’s where Harvey opened a medical practice in general medicine. He retired in 1986 after more than 30 years as a physician that included his private practice in East Tawas, and served as the medical director at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility and staff physician at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital. He and his wife later moved to Oscoda, MI in 2003.
Harvey enjoyed fishing, traveling and working in his garden. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Brinkman of Oscoda, MI; his three sons, David Brinkman of Palm Springs, CA, Paul Brinkman of Oscoda, MI, and John Brinkman of Oscoda, MI; and his ten grandchildren, Justin, Jason, Toby, Corey, Myles, Emma, Nathan, Ricky, Megan and Seth; and two great-grandchildren, Xander and Alexis. Harvey is also survived by his two nieces, Jean and Nancy, and nephew Jim. In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Maybelle, Wilma and Runelda. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm (gathering at 1:00 pm) at the Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas, MI, with Rev. Matthew Carpenter officiating. Memorials may be directed to the church and you may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Grace Lutheran Church
401 Main St.
East Tawas, MI 48730

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery, East Tawas, MI

Condolences

I fondly remember Dr Brinkman as very gentle and kind man. I’m grateful for the care he afforded me growing up. He was always friendly and welcoming to us as kids in the neighborhood. Surely God said to him as he arrived in heaven “Welcome good and faithful servant!” Rest In Peace, Dr. Brinkman. My condolences to Mrs. Brinkman, Dave, Paul and Jon.
— Rob Elliott
I am so sorry for your loss. He delivered both of my brothers and me. He was our family doctor until he retired. He was such a kind man.
— Michael Ziehl
As one of the original 6 doctors for Tawas St Joseph Hospital, Dr. Brinkman was a stalwart and well respected member of the entire area there in Iosco County. I knew him and his sons for many years.
God bless you sir and thank you for all your years of service to this community.
— Jim Jacques Jr.
Such a good long life, I will remember his smile.
— Karlene Falker
We bought our X-ray equipment for our veterinary clinic from he and Dr Sutton when they started using the hospital for their patients. That heavy table and screen carried us through two offices and many years!
— Karlene Falker
My condolences to the Brinkman family
He delivered me at Tawas St Joseph and remained my family Dr til he retired. Always a kind and gentle man.
Always remembered me by my first name whenever I ran into him. He will be sorely missed
— Lorrie Cowan
Mrs. BRINKMAN, DAVID, PAUL, AND JOHN, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HAVE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF DR.BRINKMAN AND BEING YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR. NANCY ELLIOTT BUCHANAN
— Nancy Buchanan
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Brinkman's passing. When my husband Gary was hired at TA Schools in 1966 he was sent to Dr. Brinkman for a physical and we remained with him until his retirement. We both liked him so much. In fact, the husband used to kid me that I would get sick just so I could go to see him! What a kind gentle man. Our sympathies to the family.
— Sandy Chapman
We loved Dr. Brinkman. He was a wonderful Doctor...a wonderful, caring, sweet man. He delivered my three children, and took care of our babies/little ones. We have only seen him a few times since he retired, but always had to hug him when we did see him. Rest in Peace Doctor! Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Brinkman and Family.
— Dave- Gloria Thunberg
Truly a physician who healed with his heart and mind. God's true servant, a healer. Enjoy your heavenly reward Doc.......
— Greg Dahlstrom
Dr. Brinkman was always kind, caring and compassionate whenever I spoke with him. I had the privilege of taken care of him (his teeth) as his Dental Hygienist for a few years and he always made me feel like my job was as important as anything he ever did. A true gentleman and Godly man. Sympathies to the family.
— Amy Wood Dehner
Dr. Brinkman delivered my three younger sisters. He was our family doctor until he retired. I can still picture his waiting room. He was always so nice and caring. Thoughts and prayers to the family. RIP Dr. Brinkman.
— Sandy (Winchell) Ledin
To Dr. Brinkman, you were truly a wonderful Dr. To our family, and you will be truly missed by many people.
To the family so sorry for your loss.
— Patricia Krumm
A gentleman,. A kind doctor and a dear friend.
Worked often with him while I was Tawas
His smile was always present
He will be missed by many
— Larrry S Kelly, MD
Peggy and Harvey were good friends of ours for many years. He took care of me through two pregnancies. He was so kind and thoughtful always. We all went to a meeting in Traverse City, while Peggy and I went shopping, the guys went to their medical meeting...what fun we had! I will always remember this loving couple....rest in peace.
— Barb Sharma
DR.BRINKMAN WAS MY DR. FOR YEARS. A WONDERFUL CARING MAN WHO STAYED WITH ME THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AS I HAD A DIFFICULT DELIVERY WITH MY SON, MARK. HE CARED ABOUT EACH PATIENT AND WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN HE WAS NEEDED.MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN GODS LOVING ARMS.
— BARBARA SVOBODA
I see the word "Kind" repeated over and over in remembrances. Compassion was the. core of his healing art. Gentle and knowledgeable. Always respectful. Thank you Dr. B and thank you Peggy for being the wind beneath his wings for all these years. My prayers and deepest sympathy to his entire family. It was a privilege to have worked with him. Rose Shoemaker, Bremen, IN
— Rose Shoemaker

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