On Sunday, January 16th Margie Kay Brinkman- Lodzinski passed away unexpectedly, with the company of her loving family by her side. Margie was born on June 21st, 1981 to Andy and Kay Lodzinski. She was the oldest of two children. Margie was a devoted mother and at the age of 20 she became one. She put her life on hold to ensure her child had an amazing upbringing, at the sacrifice of her own aspirations. Margie was also an affectionate sister and loved her brother deeply. She always made sure if he needed anything, she was there and that he could depend on her. She was a loving daughter and cherished her parents. She was a daddy’s girl through and through. They bonded over their love of the Michigan Wolverines, softball, and their amazing sense of humor. Margie revered her mother and looked to her for advice, comfort, and wisdom. Kay was the catalyst in Margie’s cultivating relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Margie was also a dedicated wife to her late husband, Jason Brinkman. She married the love of her life on September 20th, 2014 and they enjoyed 7 years of an incredible marriage. When her husband was diagnosed with cancer, she devoted herself to care for him. Through the wins and the losses, Margie fought by his side until the bitter end.
Margie had an infectious personality, with a smile that would emanate through any room. She never failed to put a smile on your face and was always quick to crack a joke. I recall several times thinking, “I can’t believe she just said that.” Margie was fearless and would have no problem telling you how she felt or what she was thinking. Margie loved her friends, just as much as family, and many of them would come to her for advice, feel better, or just to listen. If you came to her with any problem, she was always understanding and there to help. Margie loved softball with a great passion. As a freshman in high school, Margie started varsity softball for Lake High School. She played the game with reckless abandonment and was an obvious standout. Playing on many different teams throughout her years, she would give up her time and countless vacations to be able to travel with the team. After winning the Softball World Series one year, she went on to play co-ed softball, even playing on the same team as her brother. There is no doubt that if there is a game going on in heaven, she is in the outfield waiting for her brother to one day join her. Margie and Jay loved nothing more than to host gatherings at their home, especially during college football season. Being the avid Wolverine fan that she was, never missed an opportunity to cheer her team on.
Margie is survived by her son, Christian Huntermark; her parents Andy and Kay Lodzinski; her brother Joe (Meagan) Lodzinski, her nephews Jude and Bennett; her mother and father in-law Mary and Tom Brinkman; her stepson Brock Brinkman; and an endless number of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. The relationship she had with her in-laws was surreal. Margie was preceded in death by her husband Jason Brinkman and her grandparents, Marjorie and Bennett Hurst, Chet and Shirley Lodzinski.
The family will host a celebration of life on Saturday, January 22nd between 2pm-5pm at Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd, Oregon, Ohio. All guests attending are asked to wear a mask.
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