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“Linda,Cheryl,and family, my deepest sympathy and my prayers are with you. Your mom and dad were always so kind to me and my family. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Deb Zink - Rock falls, IL

“Linda, Gary, Cheryl and Family. I am so sorry to hear about your parents. I have fond memories growing up and hanging around your home and Linda, our...Read More »
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“Married into the Zink family I was able to experience the Joy and Laughter of you both. Your unconditional love for your family was heartfelt as was...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Terri Thompson - St. Louis, MO

“My sincere condolences on the loss of your parents. May your memories bring you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
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“Sincere sympathy to the family...May memories bring comfort. Marilyn Day-Fowler, Rockford, Il ”
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Marian W. Zink, age 89, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home. Lawrence A. Zink, age 89, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday September 18, 2018 at his home.

Marian was born February 9, 1929 in Savanna the daughter of Frank and Frances (Halfman) Wires. She was a homemaker. Lawrence was born August 4, 1929 in Mossbach the son of Mauritz and Lillian (Haas) Zink. He was employed as a truck driver for Consolidated Freight for many years. They were united in marriage on April 30, 1948 in Clinton, IA.

Survivors include their children, Gary (Cindy) Zink of Rock Falls, Linda Maynard of Rock Falls, Dennis (Julie) Zink of Sterling and Cheryl Zink of Rock Falls; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; Lawrence's siblings, Dorothy (Allan) Hendrix of Rock Falls, Donald (Viola) Zink of Mt. Carroll, Harold "Corky" (Donna) Zink of Rock Falls and Marge (Dennis) Ackerman of Naples, Fla. Marian was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John Wires and one in infancy. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Eugene "Izzy" Zink and Richard Zink in infancy

A joint Visitation will be Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 AM at the church with Reverend Bree Truax officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.