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Leona R. Brink

Leona R. Brink Leona R. Brink


Leona R. Brink, 91, of Country Gardens, Medford, a former town of Browning resident, died on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Aspirus Medford Hospital, emergency room, where she was taken earlier that day. The public is invited to a graveside committal service to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II, with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. A luncheon will take place following these services at BS Bar and Catering in Medford.

Leona was born on May 13, 1929 in the town of Holton, Marathon County, to Lawrence and Florence (Spurgin) Metz. She attended the town of Deer Creek elementary school and was a 1947 graduate of Medford High School. Her marriage took place on Nov. 13, 1948 at Community Evangelical Church in Medford to Melvin D. Brink and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2018. They farmed in the town of Browning for many years. Then she worked at Copps IGA in Medford in the bakery and later became manager of the deli until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, polka music, fishing, trips to the casino, cards, bingo, going for rides in the country, she loved the outdoors and a good piece of pie. She was a member of Community United Church of Christ in Medford.

Leona is survived by her children, Barbara (George) Tuma and Jerry (Dawn) Brink, both of Medford and Sandra Peterson of Oregon; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her in-laws, Ilaine Blasel and Donald (Clarice) Brink, all of Medford, and Virginia Brink of Lake Mills.

In addition to her husband, Leona was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Connie in 1961; and a sister, Patricia Ukasick.

Memorial contributions can be given to the family for a future designation.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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