Walter Brink Jr.
Station Agent - Yakima
Jul 1, 2004

Walter Brink, Jr., age 79 of Yakima died July 1, 2004.  He was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Sawyer, WA to Walter and Catharina (Meddens) Brink.  He was a lifelong Yakima Valley resident and graduated from Toppenish High School.  Walter had been employed with Northwest Airlines for 25 years; later with Hughes AirWest which then became Republic Airlines.  Following his retirement with the airlines he became self employed in the vending machine business.  He was able to enjoy many years of retirement enjoying  hobbies of fishing, golf, and snowmobiling.  The highlight of his fishing  was landing a Marlin which weighed 175 lbs. caught off the coast of Cabo SanLucas.  A cabin on Rimrock Lake provided a wonderful retreat year-round.  Walt enjoyed many years of golf with the Elks Golf Club and was a member of the Yakima Elks Lodge for more than 40 years.  The Elks Sunchasers RV Club was an important part of his retirement years as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Brink, and a sister Wilma (Wimpy) Brink.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a niece, Janet Turner, of Cowiche and a nephew, Robert Brink, of Yacolt, WA.
At Walts request, no services will be held.  Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Elks Scholorship Fund, The Union Gospel Mission, or to a charity of your choice.