Wallace Fink, 1934-2018
Funeral services for Wallace F. Fink, 84, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Eileen Woyen will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans organizations. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Wally died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at his home.
Wallace Frederick Fink was born June 7, 1934, on a family farm outside of Mansfield, the son of Harold and Dorothea (Lutteke) Fink. He grew up in Conger, attending schools in Conger and Albert Lea. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. On June 16, 1963, Wally married Susanne Planting in Fairmont.
Wally was a farmer and worked at Streater. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served on church council, was a Sunday school teacher and participated in Ushers Club and Stephen’s Ministry. Wally also served as a 4-H leader.
He enjoyed reading, watching softball and going for drives. He loved farming and living on the farm.
Wally is survived by his wife, Susanne “Sue” Planting Fink; children Doug Fink, Dan (Tammy) Fink and Darla (Tony) Simpson; grandkids, Brodie and Bryce Fink, Brooklyn Hogfoss and Ryan and Bryn Simpson; siblings Dwayne Fink, Joan Mattick and Marge Laugen; in-laws Naomi Schmidt, Janice (John) Graham, Hazel Planting, Lyle Planting, Don (Julie) Planting and Peggy (Tom) Newville; and many nieces and nephews. Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dora; sister, Dolores (Lane) Lee; brothers Roger (JoAnne) Fink and Steve Fink; father- and mother-in-law, John and Myra Planting; brothers-in-law John (Darlene) Planting, Wayne Planting and Norman Schmidt; and sister-in-law, Marlene Planting.
Memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or Youth for Christ.