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C.J. “Corny” Fink, 78, of Zell

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 8th, 2013

ZELL — C.J. “Corny” Fink, 78, of Zell, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home near Zell.

His funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Zell with the Rev. Christopher Hughes officiating. Burial of his cremains will be at a later date.

Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield. Visit www.thelenfuneralhome.com

Cornelius Joseph “Corny” Fink was born March 31, 1934, on the family farm north of Zell to Edward and Genevieve (Sihrer) Fink. He graduated from Redfield High School in 1953 and served in the National Guard and then in the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1959.

He married Ella Mae Nichols in Duncan, Okla., in 1959, and they lived near Zell. He farmed with his brother, Red, and worked for Leinen Construction and Al Hagman. He was a carpenter at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield for 30 plus years.

He enjoyed playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae of Zell; his children, Jim (Mary) Fink of Fairview, Mont., Andrew (Steph Cremers) Fink of Redfield, Janice (Doug) Kenzy of Riverside, Calif., Jon Fink of Corona, Calif., and Tom Fink of Zell; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Red (Carol) Fink of Zell; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stan and Harold; one sister, Doris; and one nephew.

For the complete article see the 01-06-2013 issue.

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