Robert "Bob" L. Brintnall
- June 29, 1922 - August 7, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“I met Mr. Brintnall at a reunion for the USS Wilkes-Barre in Baltimore, MD a couple of years ago. Mr. Brintnall was kind enough to share with me his...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Brent Jones - Flower Mound, TX
“Dear Kathy, John, Marsha and Jim
We are truly sorry to learn about your Dad's passing. Your father was a wonderful friend, neighbor and a true...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Julie and Greg Park - CO
“Jim - deepest sympathies. My thoughts are with you.
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jen Groh - Chicago, IL
“Jim - I'm very sorry about your dad. I remember that he was one of the founding fathers of LMC, that his work created our school and helped make it...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jami Harrington - Marquette, MI
“Bob Brintnall was a fine man and a real supporter of Catholic education. He was a fine man a a outstanding representative of Whirlpool Corporation! ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Hall - Paw Paw , Michigan, MI
“Fond memories of a friend and mentor at Whirlpool.
6 of 14 | Posted by: B. David Allen - Aiken, SC
“Our deepest thoughts & prayers our with you and your family during this time.
Your father was a good man with a big heart. He was a great boss for...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Michael & Molly Radke - Lakewood, OH
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He and Dad were very close and Bob will be missed. Many memories of growing up with "cousins" Kathy, John and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Brintnall Deltuva - TX
“I just came upon the notice of Bob's passing. I taught Jim Brintall at LMCHS many years ago and met his dad, Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Cushing - Manhattan, NY
“Bob was such a joy to help at The Meadows. It was such a surprise to hear of his passing, as I had just taken care of him that morning--he was his...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Ericka Wilk - Glen Ellyn, IL
“Mr. Brintnall was a giant in the major appliance industry. He mentored, guided and counseled many of his associates to to personal and professional...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Michael and Barbara Hooker - SC
“To the Brintnall family,
We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time
It was not mentioned in...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Susie Wilson - Perry, IA
“New Bob a long time ago but because of transfers lost touch. Condolences!
13 of 14 | Posted by: John l. Deaner - New Buffalo, MI
“kay&i send our condolences to all the family members.bob was a great friend and business mentor.he will be truly missedzKmn7
14 of 14 | Posted by: kay&john steeb
Robert (Bob) L. Brintnall, 90, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL.
Bob was born June 29, 1922 in Marshalltown IA to Leon & Vera Brintnall. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and upon graduation, joined the Navy as an officer and served on the U.S.S Wilkes-Barre in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Returning to the Chicago area following the war, he married Helen Woerner on November 29, 1947. Before her death in 2010, they celebrated 62 years of marriage together. After moving to St. Joseph in 1957, Bob worked for Whirlpool Corporation for over 30 years as a sales executive.
Bob enjoyed a long and active retirement, obtaining his pilot's license and instrument rating at age 56. Flying his plane, "Tango" to visit friends and family was one of his greatest joys. At age 84, when he finally decided to hang up his wings, he was one of the oldest licensed pilots in the country. Bob was also a man of faith, who demonstrated his commitment to Catholic education in many ways. Bob was also a lifelong sports fan who could always be found cheering on his teams, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, the Northwestern Wildcats and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Last, but not least, Bob's pride and joy was his family. He attended every graduation, and special event. (And there were many). He loved to play his favorite songs on the piano, including duets with each of his grandchildren. His legacy is large and he will be greatly missed.
Bob is survived by his three children, Kathryn Brintnall of Hillsborogh, NJ, John (Marsha) Brintnall of Bloomington, MN, and Jim Brintnall of Wheaton, IL; seven grandchildren, Matthew Rudnyanszky, Kevin (Keng) Brintnall, Lisa (Steve) Cronk, Michelle (Brian) Chester, Melanie Brintnall, Kristin Brintnall and Kyle Brintnall; and four great grandchildren, Austin, Sarah, and ??? Cronk and Owen Brintnall.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 A.M. Saturday August 11, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph with Msgr. Eugene Sears officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with prayers recited at 7:00 P.M. Friday, August 10, 2012 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial contributions are preferred and may be made to Lake Michigan Catholic Schools. Those wishing to sign the family guestbook or to leave a message of condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.