Memorial contributions may be made to:
Mission French Africa
221 Ridgewood Ave, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Flat River Outreach Ministries
11535 Fulton St E, Lowell Charter Township, MI 49331.
Buell E. Brinks, 74, of Lowell, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Brinks; brothers-in-law, Art Zaborski, Everett Vandenboss, Fred Wright; sisters-in-law, Lois Couwenhoven, Faye Sanderson. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; children Dan (Karyn) Brinks, Ryan (Keli) Brinks, Alison (Josh) Proctor; brothers, Bryan (Arla) Brinks, Bill (Nadine) Brinks; sister-in-law, Linda (Jerry) Klein; grandchildren, Baylee (Cody) Oppewal, Lennox Brinks, Brodey Brinks, Emma Proctor, Aiden Proctor; great-grandchildren, Avery Oppewal, Jax Oppewal; brother-in-law, Mike Couwenhoven, Dale Sanderson, Randy (Kathy) Tacoma; sisters-in-law, Carole (Virgil) Bopp. Marilyn Vandenboss, Sharon Wright. Buell graduated from Michigan State University then was drafted into the US Marines Corp, serving in the Vietnam War. He was a teacher at Saranac Public Schools. After retiring from teaching, he owned a small painting/construction business and spent many winters in Florida. Under the current circumstances, the Brinks family has made the decision to postpone the visitation and memorial at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Mission French Africa, 221 Ridgewood Ave, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St E, Lowell Charter Township, MI 49331.