Alan “Dean” Brinkoetter


Alan “Dean” Brinkoetter

August 20, 1953 – August 12, 2018

Brinkoetter, AlanAlan “Dean” Brinkoetter passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Dean was born on August 20, 1953 to Lawrence M. and Vera Faye (Bell) Brinkoetter in Oklahoma City. Dean was diagnosed with early onset dementia at age 57 but continued to be a strong, independent worker until his retirement. Dean was a loving husband to Janna (Plumlee) Brinkoetter and their amazing two children, Kent and Kelli Brinkoetter and granddaughter Kenlee.

Dean graduated from Deer Creek High School in 1972 and attended Foster Estes Vo-Tech. Dean worked at Governair Corporation (Nortek) for 43 years, retiring in December 2016. He was a teacher, trainer, faithful employee and friend to many co-workers over the years. Dean got his HVAC license at Metro Tech. Dean was a baptized member of Southern Hills Christian Church since 1975. He served as a Deacon and youth leader. He was active in Kum Join Us Sunday School Class. He was active in Bible Study Fellowship for 12 years.

Dean coached baseball for Kent, soccer for Kent and Kelli and served as assistant Boy Scout Leader helping Kent earn his Eagle. Dean’s greatest joys were his faith, family and friends. He loved spending summer vacations in Colorado and using his Scouting experience to cook over an open fire. He had breakfast on Saturday mornings at Around the Corner with David, Nick and Tom. Dean was a great man who could do anything with his hands. Dean is survived by his wife Janna of 43 years, daughter Kelli and granddaughter Kenlee; by his father in law, Bob Plumlee, sisters in law Mary Margaret (Robert) Thacker, Carrie (Wes) Hamilton, Christy (Brian) Foster and Carmen Brinkoetter and brother in law Robert (Kim) Plumlee, and by 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mom, Dad, Sister, Vicki Sue, son Kent in 1995, mother in law Mary Plumlee, niece, Marissa Plumlee and his brother Martin Dale Brinkoetter.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Southern Hills Christian Church with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. A formal visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home.

4 thoughts on “Alan “Dean” Brinkoetter”

  1. Viki Cunningham Sarff

    Janna, I am so sorry to read about your loss of your husband. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. Haven’t been around anyone from the school the last several years so wasn’t aware of his health problems. Miss
    seeing you at school and pancake day. Take care of yourself and know I’m thinking of you and your family.
    Viki and Sherman Sarff

  2. Patty Farrington

    Janna when I got your call yesterday my heart just sank. So many great memories with you and Dean. I love you all dearly. I will see you soon, but please let me know if I can be of any assistance. I’m just a phone call away.

    I’m praying for you all.


    Patty and Michael Farrington

  3. Vickie Carson

    Dean was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. My love and prayers are with you, Jana, Kelli, and little Kenlee.

  4. Lester D Pyle

    Dean is an example of how we should live our lives and he has left a great example for us to follow. It was a good thing to have known him.

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