Tracy (Benzinger) Brinkman, age 46, of Fox Point, WI, died Monday, August 17, 2009 at Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee hospital.
Tracy was born July 28, 1963 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Thomas and Shirley Benzinger. Tracy graduated from St. Scholastica High School, Chicago, IL in 1981. She attended UW Milwaukee, and received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from MATC- Milwaukee. On October 19, 1991, Tracy married David Brinkman at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Evansville, WI. Tracy loved gardening and her cat, Patches. She enjoyed spending time with family, her Milwaukee friends, and her co-workers at Ferrantes Restaurant in Mequon.
Surviving are Husband: David Brinkman, Fox Point; Parents: Thomas and Jan Benzinger, Cambridge; Sister: Tara (Craig) Chapman, Brother: William Hammond, and Nephew: Riley Chapman, all of Frisco, TX; Father-in-law: Robert Brinkman, Milwaukee; Mother-in-law: Judith Brinkman, Sister-in-law: Elizabeth Brinkman, and Niece: Rachel Brinkman, all of Grayslake, IL.
Tracy was preceeded in death by her mother, Shirley Benzinger in 1987.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cambridge, WI with Fr. Dave Timmerman officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:30am until the time of service.
Inurnment will be at Lake Ripley Cemetery, Cambridge, WI.
The family wishes for memorials to be directed to:
Columbia St. Mary�s Foundation
Attn: Tracy Brinkman Memorial
4425 North Port Washington Rd.
Glendale, WI 53212
Nitardy funeral home, Cambridge is assisting the family.