John Brinster, 100, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Wednesday, Aug, 22, 2018, at Eventide Heartland Care Center in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice.

John Brinster, 100, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Wednesday, Aug, 22, 2018, at Eventide Heartland Care Center in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, Aug. 24 from 4 until 7 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7 p.m. led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon. Visitation on Saturday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. John Brinster was born on July 12, 1918, on a farm southeast of Balta, ND, to Joseph and Margaret (Yohner) Brinster. He attended rural school in Rosedale Township in Pierce County, ND. John attended high school and graduated from Balta High School in 1938. On Oct. 20, 1941, John was united in marriage to Margaret Schwan at the Fulda Catholic Church, Fulda, ND. John and Margaret owned and operated a grocery store in Balta. In 1945, John went to work for National Tea Food Company as a Relief Manager and Store Manager in Devils Lake. In 1950, he managed the National Tea Food store in Grafton, ND. In 1955, he went to work for Gift House Stamp Company as District Field Manager and Representative. In 1972, John went to work for National Guardian Life Insurance Company in Bismarck as a Sales Representative and Broker and remained there until his retirement in 1998. John and Margaret returned to Devils Lake in 2005. Margaret passed away on Dec. 12, 2006. John is survived by; his two daughters, Mary Lou (Cleatus) Tandeski of Devils Lake and Marjorie (Walt) Hoff of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sons, Joseph (Sherry) Brinster of Linville, NC and Jerome (Betty) Brinster of Omaha, Neb.; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by; his wife; Margaret; parents Joseph and Margaret; granddaughter, Joy Allison Brinster; daughter-in-law, Patricia Brinster; step-father, Ignatz Schneider; brother, Michael Brinster; half-brothers, Leo Schneider and Ned Schneider; half-sister, Cecelia Bartsch and step-brother, Ben Schneider. Memorials may be directed to the Devils Lake Senior Citizen Center or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in memory of John.