Gerald Zink Sr.
Gerald Keith Zink, Sr., 77, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away January 13, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 pm Friday, January 18, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244. Cremation after visitation with inurnment at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Gerald was born December 31, 1935 in La Harpe, KS to Burt and Mable (Wingler) Zink. He was a graduate of La Harpe High School. Gerald married Velma Joan Hoddy on March 4, 1956 in Iola, KS. They lived in Stillwater, OK and moved to Spring Hill in 1974. He served in the Kansas National Guard for eight years. Gerald was a heavy equipment mechanic for Holiday Sand and Gravel in Bonner Springs, KS, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Engineers Local #101 in KCMO and the Olathe American Legion. He enjoyed anything John Deere. He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Betty Netherly and Duane D. Zink. Gerald is survived by his wife Velma, of the home; son Gerald K. Zink, Jr. and wife Sheri of Georgia and Burt W. Zink and wife Tammie of Gardner; brother Larry Zink of Texas; six grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
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