Header Logo

Betty Jean Brincks

betty brincks

May 1, 1953 ~ May 14, 2024

Born in: Cresco, Iowa
Resided in: New Hampton, Iowa

Betty Brincks age 71 of New Hampton, IA died Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. James Goerend celebrating the Mass.

Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton with Jason Schilling, Ryan Schilling, Andrew Jensen, Mike Sauer, Ryan Sauer, and David Houser serving as pallbearers.

Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday.

Betty Jean Brincks, a beacon of light and love in the community of New Hampton, IA, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2024, at the age of 71. Born on May 1, 1953, in Cresco, IA, the daughter of Roger and Alice (Komarek) Praska. Betty’s early years were filled with the rich, rural life of the Midwest. She attended a country school near her family’s farm and later, the Protivin Catholic school, before graduating from Cresco High School in 1971.

Betty’s work ethic was evident from her youth, as she initially helped on the family farm. Her professional journey began at Sara Lee in New Hampton in 1972, marking the start of a dedicated career that would span decades. It was at Sara Lee that Betty met Bob Brincks, capturing his heart over shared drinks. The couple wed on September 7, 1974, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, and together they welcomed three sons into the world: Brian, Jeff, and Tim.

Betty’s diligence and leadership shone through as she rose to become a pie line supervisor at Sara Lee. Her commitment to excellence earned her the prestigious title of Employee of the Year, along with a dream trip to Hawaii. She remained with Sara Lee until its closure in 2000, then concluded her working years at the Waterloo International Paper Company, retiring in 2015 after fifteen years of service.

Retirement for Betty was not a time to slow down but to embrace new adventures. She and Bob relished the joys of travel, exploring the United States on numerous bus trips and family vacations to destinations like Mt. Rushmore and Wisconsin Dells. Their wanderlust also took them to far-off locales such as Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, and Key West, creating a tapestry of memories.

An avid Euchre player, Betty was known for her skill with cards. Her hands, always busy, were just as adept at mowing the yard as they were at baking. Her kitchen was a source of delectable treats, where the aroma of fresh pastries was a constant. In a leap of faith and adventure, Betty even took to the skies, skydiving alongside Bob—a testament to her adventurous spirit.

Deeply involved in her community, Betty lent her time and energy to the Knights of Columbus bingo events. Her life was an inspiration to many, and her love knew no bounds, especially when it came to her family. She was a constant presence at her grandchildren’s events, championing them with pride and unconditional support.

Betty’s legacy is one of a loving, adventurous, and faith-filled life. Her warmth, generosity, and zest for life will be profoundly missed by all who knew her. Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of her loved ones, yet they find comfort in the knowledge that her spirit lives on through the countless lives she touched.

Betty is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Brincks of New Hampton, IA; three sons, Brian (Mindy) Brincks, of Bondurant, IA, Jeff Brincks of Rochester, MN, and Tim (Karla) Brincks of Ft. Leavenworth, KS; three grandchildren, Liam, Zoey, and Mason Brincks; one sister, Elmarie (Bob) Schilling of Waterloo, IA; two brothers, Eugene Praska and Melvin Praska both of Cresco, IA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Connie in infancy. 

https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/Q4236MKHMXFN5F73

Services

Mass of Christian Burial: May 17, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holy Family Catholic Church
206 N. Broadway
New Hampton, IA 50659

641-394-2105

Visitation: May 16, 2024 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home - New Hampton
101 West Main Street
New Hampton, IA 50659

(641) 394-4334
http://www.hugebackfuneralhome.com/

Cemetery: May 17, 2024 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Calvary Cemetery - New Hampton
726 North Pleasant Hill
New Hampton, IA


View current weather.

Memories Timeline

Guestbook

  1. To read this makes my heart so sad. Betty was such a fun, lovely gal. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Bob and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained an Angel. Keep all your loving memories close in your hearts. May she rest in peace. Sending prayers and hugs 🙏🙏

  3. Bob and family, our sincere sympathies for your loss with thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sending prayers to her family. I loved working with her; she was a great person and had a great laugh. May her memories console you today. Jeanne and David Roder

  5. Rest in peace Betty. You will be missed. Bob, we are so sorry. She was a beautiful person in all ways. God bless all of you.

  6. Uncle Bob, Brian, Jeff, Tim and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The one thing I will always remember about Aunt Betty is her beautiful smile. Keep memories of her in your heart and she will always be beside you.
    Rest in Peace Aunt Betty.
    Kim and family

  7. Bob and family my sincere sympathy on your loss of Betty. Always enjoyed visiting with her at Bingo.

    • Bob and Family. So sorry to hear about Betty. She was such a sweet person. It was so fun to talk to her at bingo. I loved the ham and cheese sliders that she made for bingo. She will will be missed by many. Sending prayers to your family. God has gained another special ANGEL in heaven 🙏🙏

  8. Thinking of your family and sending our condolences 🙏 during this sad time. I remember all the times our families used to get together when we were younger. Some good and lasting memories made!
    Blessings to your whole family.
    Jane (Praska) & Dan Runneals

  9. Bob and family sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Betty will be missed by all that knew her.

  10. Bob and Family. So sorry to hear about Betty. She was such a sweet person. It was so fun to talk to her at bingo. I loved the ham and cheese sliders that she made for bingo. She will will be missed by many. Sending prayers to your family. God has gained another special ANGEL in heaven 🙏🙏

  11. Bob and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful person and I really enjoyed knowing and working with her. May she rest in peace and God Bless you and your family during this difficult time

  12. Bob and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful person and I really enjoyed knowing and working with her. May she rest in peace and God Bless you and your family during this difficult time

  13. Our deepest sympathy to Bob and family. Betty always had a smile on her face and a kind word for all. God bless.

  14. Bob and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Such great memories from our early years out on the farm. Rest in peace, Betty. May God bless and comfort you and your family, Bob.
    Glenice Praska Rhodas

  15. I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I got to know her at Bingo. She was a very friendly, caring person. Sympathy to Bob, family and friends.

  16. Bob and Family so sorry for your loss of Betty. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by many. She does not have pain anymore.

  17. Bob and family, So sorry to hear about Betty. I worked with her at Sara Lee. She will be sadly missed. 🙏🙏 Jane and Jerry Hammel

  18. Bob & family, I am so sorry to hear of Betty ‘s passing. My sympathy and prayers to all.

  19. Bob and Family, Each of you has my deepest sympathy for your loss of Betty. May God bless each of you.

  20. To Bob and family. We are send our thoughts and prayers to you at this very difficult time. Betty put up a good fight. We’re going to miss her at bingo. We had some good laughs together.

  21. Bob, Brian, Jeff, Tim, and families,
    You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Betty was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was soft-spoken at times, but always enjoyed making others laugh with her comments. I have great memories from working with Betty at Sara Lee and activities outside of work. May she rest in peace as her battle with cancer is over! May you find comfort in your memories!

  22. Bob & Family my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed working with Betty at Sara Lee. Heaven has gained an Angel.

  23. Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. May God’s love and peace be with you and give you comfort in the days ahead.

  24. Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, and I will cherish all of the good times spent with her. May God, embrace you though this difficult time, sending our prayers of comfort to you Bob, Brian, Jeff and Tim and families. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Melvin and Carol Praska

  25. Betty will be missed not only by family but all who knew her. Our prayers go out to the entire Brinks family. May she rest in peace.

  26. Bob and family. Sorry for your loss .She was a wonderful person and fun to work with. We enjoyed Betty and Bob in our card club.


Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle