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Brink, Russell F.

Brink, Russell F.

June 12, 1954 — February 21, 2022

Russell Franklin Brink, 67, of Glenaire MO, passed away February 21, 2022 with his grandson Alec at his side at North Kansas City Hospital.

Russell was born on June 12, 1954, the youngest of five children of Emmett Franklin and Vida Evelyn (Shoush) Brink. He grew up in Platte County and graduated from Park Hill High School in 1972. Russell was united in marriage to Janane McCarty on February 28, 1973.

In his early working years Russell was a Mechanic by trade and member of Operating Engineers Local 101. He later became a Union Electrician and was a member of the IBEW Local 53 for over 30 years. Russell retired in 2014 from Independence Power and Light as a Meter-Shop Foreman.

Russell's passions included anything outdoors... hunting, fishing, gardening, shooting and collecting guns. He loved walking the dogs Gabby and Jack and visiting people in the neighborhood. Most importantly, he loved his family.

Russell's parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Janane; daughter Trina and her husband Brian Chadwick; son Paul and his wife Susanne Brink; grandchildren: Andrew Chadwick, Alec and his wife Jessica Giglio, and Luke Brink; siblings, Dianna (Fred) Edvalson, Randall (Connie) Brink, Kathleen Peisert and Marietta (Terry) Irwin; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends, including his fur babies Gabby and Jack.

Russell was known as papa, husband, brother, dad, friend and many other titles. He was a gentle giant...witty, kind hearted, and loved by many. He will be greatly missed by all.

There will be a celebration of Russell’s life on Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 1-4 pm at the Glenaire Clubhouse, 309 Smiley Road, Glenaire, MO 64068. We will be preparing some of Russell's favorite dishes for all to enjoy!

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There will be a celebration of Russell’s life on Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 1-4 pm at the Glenaire Clubhouse, 309 Smiley Road, Glenaire, MO 64068. We will be preparing some of Russell’s favorite dishes for all to enjoy!

Brink, Russell F.'s Guestbook

We're going to miss those chats over the fence with a wonderful, generous, and kind neighbor.

The Crawfords

Russ was a wonderful neighbor and we will miss talking to him when he walked his dogs by our house. We’re were blessed to have known Russ. He will be missed.

Randy & Debbie More

Paul and family, I'm so sorry to hear about. This if you need anything let me know. Local 249.

Danielle Gilpin

Russ was such a great friend to me and I learned so much through him working in the Meter department. He was like an older brother, and I loved our conversations about life, politics, and just about everything and Russ always had a great knack for telling a good story or a good joke. we had a great time working together. I will definitely miss our talks on the phone, but I know this that I will see him once again in heaven. He will be greatly missed by all of us that knew him.

Rick Haskins

You had such a big generous heart. You were always so good to me, treating me as if I was family.You included me in so many vacations and I was always welcome. They don't make many like you.


You taught me to be the man I am today. You were truly my hero and will miss you every day. You were the most kind, generous, honorable, and loving man. I pray to be as good as a father to Luke as you were to us. I love you dearly

Paul Brink

He was a good person and had the biggest heart and he enjoyed life. That man right there will be greatly missed.

Marc Young

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