Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Brink, 84, of Burlington and formerly of Wausau, passed away on March 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at Arbor View Assisted Living in Burlington.

Betty married Harry Brink in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, 1979. She worked for the Arizona Governor’s Office and later as a Border Truck Inspector before retiring. Harry and Elizabeth spent many years driving, with their dogs in tow, between Wisconsin and Arizona before setting up year-round residence in Burlington in 2017. While in Arizona they built their own ranch in San Simon and raised rheas for a short time. Elizabeth’s feisty personality will be missed by her friends and family.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents, Olive and Eugene Braatz, husband Harry Brink, and daughter Michelle Partipillo.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Carla (Paul) Remiszewski, Richard (Teri) Fistler, Donna Thielen, and Curtess (Rhonda) Rhyner; three stepchildren, Richard (Lynn) Brink, Larry (Debra) Brink, and Candy Brink; 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Arbor View Assisted Living, especially Dave and Maria, for their care of Elizabeth during the past year.

Services for Elizabeth will be held on April 10, 2023, at Integrity Celebration Center, 2789 Browns Lake Dr., Burlington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Private burial will be held on April 11 at Sunset Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association have been suggested.

Well-wishers may visit

Comments are closed.