David Harlow Brink, age 85, the son of Charles P. and Orba L. (Harris) Brink, was born May 5, 1934 in Kearney, Nebraska. He passed away January 1, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska.
David is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jacqueline Brink; children: Charlie Brink (Danette), Brian Brink, Dayne Brink, Jennifer Bressman (David); twin sister, Donna Reid (Don) of Australia; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Teacher, Coach. David loved spending time on his acreage with his John Deere tractor and his dog "Sue". He took great joy influencing athletes as a football and track coach.
Celebration of Life Services will be 11am, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
"I was so very saddened to hear of Coach Brink?s passing. I was fortunate to have played for Coach Brink at Benson In 63 and 64. Over the years I have told so many great stories that I could remember of how he coached us. He was tough and we truly appreciated it.....more so after we graduated. I also related visits that I had with him that you just don?t have with most coaches and I hold them dearly. My prayers are with the family. Dennis Highland"
"I have lots of great memories of Dave. He was a real friend and was always there when you needed him!! Not only was he kind & considerate but he also had a great sense of humor. Dave will be missed but we have lots of great memories -- Scott Koch"
"So sorry to hear of Dave?s Passing. I taught with Dave my first year as an Industrial Arts teacher at Millard Jr High in 1972. I have so many great memories! Dave helped me get a summer job as assistant manager at Hitchcock swimming pool . My deepest sympathy! Randy Peck"
"Dave was the best! Great memories of our time spent together at CJH and Cryer Avenue Swimming Pool. RIP my friend.
"Many great memories of teaching with Dave at MCJH. Terry Eicher and I visited him a few years ago and we had a ton of laughs that afternoon. Dave is legendary and an absolute classic.
"Dave was a huge influence on my life, and because of him I became a teacher and a coach. I have wonderful memories of Dave and his influence on young people, he will be deeply missed. Larry Argersinger"
"My Heart is very Sad hearing about Dave. I remember him coming over to my Papa's house (Ike Eisenhauer) and we would go out to breakfast during the summers. He was a great guy and a great friend to my Papa. He always told me he was my uncle so I always called him Uncle Dave. I know he was heartbroken when Papa passed so I am glad they are together again. I sure will miss you.
Paul and Joyce Eisenhauer granddaughter. "