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“Theresa, your generosity, kindness and good humor will be greatly missed. It was an honor to know you. Condolences to your family. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Linda Cook - IA

“Merry, Wilson, and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. We do know the pain you are feeling at this time, but a...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jim and Sherian McCaw - IA

“Pam - I have many wonderful memories of your mother & will always remember her great personality. My prayers & feelings are with you during these...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Debbie Fusco - Irving, TX

“You were an amazing woman and I'm honored to have had the privilege to know you. May you finally rest in peace. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jeff Nesbitt - Bettendorf, IA


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Theresa Brasch Brinkley, 77, a resident of Davenport will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 Fillmore Street, Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. The family will greet friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport.
Theresa went home to be with her Lord Monday, October 1, 2012 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Her departure from this life followed valiant and lengthy battle with cancer, during which she remained a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law a one-in-a-million kinda gal!
Theresa A. Lasecki was born September 20, 1935 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin a daughter of John Paul and Frances (Krimkowski) Lasecki. She was united in marriage to Ralph George Brasch on February 13, 1950 in Indiana. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1975. She then married Boyd C. Brinkley in 1981, he preceded her in death July 4, 1988.
Theresa attended Marycrest College and Scott Community College received a nursing license. She had practiced at the former Mercy Hospital and then for Genesis West. She later attended Scott Community College and became a Physical Therapy technician for Genesis West.
Mrs. Brinkley enjoyed spending time with her family; and traveling, she had been on numerous cruises to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii and various other beautiful destinations. She also cherished the memories of time spent at the family camp at Lake Wilderness, fishing and enjoying the peaceful scenery.
Memorials can be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital, one of Theresa's favorites.
Those left to honor her memory include children and their spouses, Dennis and Thalia Brasch, Mackinaw, Illinois, Pamela and Gerald "Tom" Hobbs, Davenport, Deborah and David Dobbs, Colorado, Merry and Wilson McCallister, Bettendorf, and Cecelia Brasch, Davenport; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; her sisters, Genevieve Lasecki, Stevens Point, WI; and June (Bob) McGill, Ocala, FL; and Casmir Lasecki, Stevens Point, Wi.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Louise Mayak and Elizabeth Maslo; and brothers, John, Joseph and Gregory.