Patty Brinkman, 46, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at a Sioux Falls hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2018 at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastors Craig and Janine Rew-Werling officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.
Pallbearers will be Gary Rieffenberger, Bryan Olson, Bradley Olson, Jesse Nygaard, Josh Jutting and Chad Finck.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be forwarded to The Patty Brinkman Children's Fund at Plains Commerce Bank, C/O P.O Box 1000, Watertown, SD 57201.
"Patty" Patricia Eileen Brinkman, daughter of George and Verla (Spies) Brinkman was born on June 27, 1971 in Watertown, SD. Patty grew up on the family farm southwest of Watertown near Grover. She attended grade school at McKinley and graduated from Watertown High School in 1990.
Following graduation, Patty worked at Bramble Park Zoo for a short time. She then worked at Compassion Day Care in Sioux Falls prior to opening her own Day Care in Sioux Falls and then Watertown.
Patty enjoyed scrapbooking, animals and traveling to many states. She especially enjoyed her child care kids. Her pride and joy were her sons Kaleb and Garrett and also her nieces.
Patty is survived by her fiance, Jerry Olson of Watertown; her sons, Kaleb and Garrett of Watertown and Bryan and Bradley (Jessica) of Rapid City; her mother, Verla Brinkman of Watertown; her sister, Wendy Brinkman of Marion; two brothers, Scott (Beth) Brinkman and Cody (Natalie) Brinkman and their children, Sunni, Rowan and Mya; two grandchildren, Sophia and Josie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, George; her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Ann Brinkman; her maternal, grandparents, LeRoy and Berniece Spies; and her great-grandparents, Arthur and Eba Spies.