Jennie D. Brink


November 5, 1911 - May 5, 2014


Jennie D. Brink was born November 5, 1911 at Kimball, SD to Leonard and Josephine (Torresen) Hansen.  Born a country girl, she loved to ride horses and work on the farm. Her family lived at Faith, SD for many years and there she attended country school. At an early age she was blessed with an artistic talent and loved to draw and paint. On September 15, 1947 she married Herman Brink.  They lived in the Platte, Kimball and Plankinton areas. Herman died in 1957, leaving Jennie with three young children to raise.  She later moved to Mitchell, where she was a stay at home mom making a living by taking in ironing, babysitting, drawing and painting beautiful pictures for many people. 

She is survived by two daughters: Bonnie (Dave) Meyerink, Mitchell; Sharon (Steve) Stocker, South St. Paul, MN and one son, Roger Brink, Artesian; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one brother, David Hansen, Corsica and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, two sisters: Betty Hansen and Lillie Hylland, two brothers: Odin Hansen and Lloyd Hansen.

Jennie will be greatly missed, but we are thankful
she is in her heavenly home where she has longed to be. 


Sunday, May 11, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, May 12, 2014
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, South Dakota

Posted by Odena Koth on May 11, 2014
My Aunt Jennie was as colorful as the pictures she painted. When I lived with Aunt Lillie & Aunt Jennie while attending school in Mitchell, we shared many laughs & I will always cherish those memories. She was an amazing woman. I can't imagine what it was like to have seen so many changes over the 102 years she lived. Even though we are saddened by her passing, we know that she is whole now & walking the 'streets that are purest gold.' Love you dear cousins!
Hugs & prayers to you all,
Odena & family
Posted by Linda Kloxin on May 10, 2014
Bonnie, Sharon, & Roger,

I pray God would give you strength, hope, and courage to carry you through.
Jennie was a Godly mother. She was significant to God and to me.
I loved her and will miss her.
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