(Iron Mountain - January 03, 2018) - Corey Scott Brinkman, 30 of
Niagara, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
was born on February 9, 1987, in Wausau, Wisconsin, son of Laura (Kotlewski)
Brinkman and the late Kevin E. Brinkman. Corey grew up in Niagara and graduated
from NorthEast Technical Alternative School, Class of 2005. He attended and
graduated from North Country Heavy Equipment School of Escanaba, Mich. in 2005.
Corey worked many different jobs; Applied Laser Technologies of Weston, Jarp
Industries of Schofield, Appliance & Furniture Mart of Iron Mountain, Pepsi of
Hermansville, Mich., and currently was a Chef at Famers Restaurant at Pine
Mountain Ski Resort.
Corey enjoyed everything the outdoors had to offer;
hunting, fishing (especially ice fishing) and riding his Harley motorcycle. He
was a proud member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club. Corey listened to many styles
of music, was a follower of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Green Bay Packers, and a
Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR Fan. His favorite passion was food. Corey loved to
cook, making homemade Ravs for Christmas dinners and trying all kinds of dishes,
including making different soups and sauces. He was our Big Soft Teddy Bear and
had the biggest heart for anyone. He was currently working on making Shadow
Boxes with a friend for two deceased members of the motorcycle club.
Corey is survived by his mother, Laura Kotlewski Brinkman; two sisters, Jessica
(Andy) Kannapolis of NC and Sarah ( Eric ); grandmother, MaryAnn Kitsembel, all
of Niagara; two nephews, Aidan Morgan and Dylan Erickson of Norway; girlfriend,
Nikki Ihander; many aunts and uncles; special friends, Kurt Brinkmann, Mike &
Carol Frings, Erik (Tater) Armstrong and Carrie Lee Middleton; and ALL his Rebel
In addition to his father, Corey was preceded in death by his
grandparents; Eugene and Ruth (Viertle) Brinkman, Edward Kitsembel and Stephen
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018, from
12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral
services will take place on Thursday at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Fr.
Matt Settle will officiate.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home
of Iron Mountain, to honor Corey’s legacy of life.