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Paul Norvel Brink, Bismarck, 73, ascended to heaven on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. A service livestream will be listed on the funeral home’s website, listed below.
Burial will be held 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
A remembrance service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck. We encourage family and friends to share their beloved memories of Paul.
Paul was born December 27, 1947. Soon after high school, he voluntarily joined the Army, 199th Infantry Brigade with advanced training, and served in Vietnam. After returning to Bismarck, he obtained a Sociology Degree from Mary College, then counseled inmates into a better future.
After meeting in Bismarck, Paul and Bonnie Grey spent six months in Mexico falling further in love with each other, gathering authentic recipes which they brought back to Bismarck and started the reputable Fiesta Villa for 30+ years. Paul was blessed with the gift of service to others which shined in the restaurant business and to his family, friends, and even strangers. He was a gentle, compassionate, and empathetic soul who definitely had a passion for life. He enjoyed his family very much, along with traveling, boating, motorcycles, and cars. He also had a great love for shooting pool and golfing; taking a state amateur championship in his pool league and was fortunate enough to get two hole-in-ones during his lifetime.
Married on April 16,1980, Paul and Bonnie were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ashleigh and McKenzie.
Paul is survived by wife, Bonnie Grey Brink; daughter, Ashleigh; son-in-law, Matthew Fleck; grandson, Weston Paul; daughter, McKenzie; son-in-law, Kristopher Bunker; a new grandson to be; sister, Laurey Brink; brother, Peter Brink; brother, Stephen Brink; sisters-in-law, Kerry Bailey, Linda Dockter, Vicki Whitworth, Janice Melgaard; brother-in-law, John Grey and their families.
Paul is now in heavenly union with his parents, Dr. Norvel and Lavina Brink; sisters, Kathryn Kalisch and Deanna Singer; mother and father-in-law, Ann and Oscar Adolf; brother-in-law, Rick Whitworth; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Larry Cooper; and nephews, Tim Kalisch and Johnny Grey.