Diana L. Brinker (nee Wolking), 71, of Villa Ridge, passed into the Everlasting Life on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Diana was born on January 1, 1949, in Washington, the daughter of the late William F. Wolking and Betty Ann (nee Menzenwerth) Wolking. On November 14, 1970, she was united in marriage to her High School sweetheart, Donald L. Brinker, and this union was blessed with two children. Diana was a member of St. John the Baptist-Gildehaus Catholic Church and St. John’s Ladies’ Sodality in Villa Ridge. She worked at all Church functions as her health allowed. During her working years she was employed by United Mutual Insurance for 31 plus years serving as agent, secretary, and for a short period, office manager. Diana enjoyed cooking, baking, her incredible family, and putting jigsaw puzzles together. The harder the puzzle, the better she liked them.
Diana leaves behind her loving husband of 49 years, Donald of Villa Ridge; her son Douglas of Fenton; five amazing grandchildren, Dustin, Devin, Owen, Logan, and Riana, all of Fenton; three brothers, Bill and wife Pat, Glenn, and John Wolking, all of Washington; three sisters, Barbara House, Virginia Wolking, and Sarah Bailey and husband John, all of Washington; siblings-in-law, David Brinker and wife Jennifer of Plano, Texas, Robert Brinker and wife Cheryl of Eureka, Vernon Brinker and wife Cindy of Villa Ridge, and Cheryl Heggemann and husband Larry of Cape Girardeau; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends too numerous to count.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Frances; daughter, Donna; and her parents-in-law, Sylvester and Georgia Brinker.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 10 am at St. John the Baptist-Gildehaus Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 6, from 4 until 8 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Masses or memorials to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church are preferred. Please note that face coverings at the Church are required during entry and exiting, face coverings at the visitation are up to the wearer’s discretion.
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