Sunday, March 30, 2014

Obituary: Teresa Ann (Trotter) Brinker - Class of 1962

CONROE, TEXAS - Teresa Ann (Trotter) Brinker passed away of pancreatic cancer on March 27, 2014, in Conroe Texas. She was born Sept. 2, 1944, to Frank and Mabel (Jensen) Trotter at St. Mary's Hospital and grew up on the Isthmus at the corner of Dayton and Few St. She attended Lapham, St. Patrick's and Central High School. Tess had a big heart, impeccable handwriting and a beautiful voice. She sang in Triple Trio at Central with future recording artist Tracy Nelson. Tess was busy every fall canning tomatoes and vegetables for family and friends. Family was most important to her. Tess is survived by her children, Dale (Gail), Dee Ann, Denise (Roy), Derek, Dennis (Paula) and Damon; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mavis, Chrissi, Sue (Scott); brothers, Norm, Curt (Sharon), Frank (Beth); Aunt Irene; 30 nephews and nieces and many, many more relatives. Tess was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Brinker (Nov. 2, 2013); son, David; and brother, Steve. Memorials can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or to a charity of an individual's choosing in Teresa's name.  

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 30, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968). 

Note: Teresa Ann Trotter's class year is based on information in the 1962 Tychoberahn, where her photograph is included amongst those of the graduating seniors.

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