Dwight W. Brinkley

A service to celebrate the life of Dwight W. Brinkley, 80, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS. Dwight passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at his home.

Dwight was born on March 7, 1943, in Milford, IA, the son of Dale and Gladys (Stukey)       Brinkley.

He was a Geologist.

He married Mary Adsit on December 29, 1968, in Milford, IA. She survives at home.

Other survivors include his children, Elizabeth (Maka) Pateta, Adam (Anna Paradis) Brinkley, brother, Don Brinkley, grandchildren, Katherine, A.J., and Adam’s girlfriend’s children, Bela, and Lucien.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David Brinkley, and sister, Carol Koep

The family suggests memorials in Dwight’s name to LMH Cancer Center and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. William and Maxine Adsit on September 8, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    My brother-in-law Dwight was a very good man. His management skills and attention to details were outstanding. We will miss him!

  2. Dorothy Rowlett on September 8, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    We will miss his laugh and his smile and his good advice.

  3. Bob & Patsy Moody on September 9, 2023 at 8:53 am

    I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Dwight at KDHE. I always enjoyed his matter-of-fact attitude and a genuine smile. So sorry to hear of his death. He will be missed.

  4. Becky Mondi on September 9, 2023 at 10:35 am

    I am saddened to read of Dwight’s passing.
    He always took time to stop and chat when I’d see him out and about and always mention Bill, the boys & KDHE. Though out of touch over the years, our family always held your’s with high regard. May comfort and peace be upon your doorstep as you traverse this difficult journey.

  5. Shirley Anderson on September 12, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Mary, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We have known one another for many years. You were truly a blessing helping my daughter, Julie, as a young child with her speech therapy. The loving and funny memories you and Dwight shared during your life together will help you through the difficult and sad times to come plus the loving support from your children and many friends. I am thankful that I was able to visit with Dwight in church. Sending you hugs.

  6. Dick and Karen Ryan on September 12, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    We only had only the pleasure of knowing Dwight for just a few years. He was a a very kind and friendly man with a heart of gold. We loved his sense of humor and his many stories of life. He lived a very interesting and fulfilling life. Our condolences to Mary, Adam and the family. We will miss him.

  7. Don Whittemore on September 17, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    I enjoyed talking with Dwight on occasion in the past. I appreciate his service to Kansas through his work at KDHE. May his family take comfort in their good memories of his life.

  8. Aidan Loveland Koster on September 25, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Oh Elizabeth and Adam, your dad was a genuinely great guy. I’m so sorry.

  9. ELAINE HOUSTON on September 28, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Dwight was the mayor of Longhorn Dr. He will be missed. Remember the good times. The Houston Family

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