Obituary: Joseph A. Brinks


May 21, 1949 – March 8, 2022

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Joseph A. BrinksRev. Dr. Joseph A. Brinks, Sr., age 72, of St. John, IN, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Beloved husband of Linda Brinks, nee Krol. Loving father of Joseph Brinks, Jr., Dr. Pamela (Rev. Andrew) Compton, Rev. Dr. Christina (Dr. Michael) Brinks Rea, John (Mary) Brinks, and James (Anna) Brinks. Proud grandfather of fifteen. Dear brother of Gordon (Judy) Brinks, Paul (Leah) Brinks, Ellen (William) Stroo, Sharon Brinks, Calvin (Marcia) Brinks, and Joyce (Robert) Cornelisse. Brother-in-law of Marlene (Robert) Vander Veen, the late Harold (Vonda (Dave)) Krol VanBeek, and Deborah (Lary) Doezema. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Helen Brinks.

Visitation Friday, March 11, 2022, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Visitation Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Drive, SW, Grandville, MI. Funeral service Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11 a.m. at MKD Funeral Home – Grandville, MI with Rev. Andrew Compton officiating. Interment Winchester Cemetery – Byron Center, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to Providence Hospice (8929 Broadway Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410), World Renew (400 76th Street, SW #17, Byron Center, MI 49315), Word and Deed Ministries (P.O. Box 157, Hudsonville, MI 49426). For further information please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guestbook and obituary at