Obituary of Cleone Y Zink
Cleone Y. Zink 1931-2023
Age 91, of Neillsville, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2023.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville with Rev. Gregory Michaud officiating. She will be laid to rest in North Pine Valley Cemetery following the service. Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation at the church on Tuesday from 9 AM until the time of service.
Cleone was born on September 12, 1931 in Neillsville to the late William and Sarah (Pedders) Seelow. She was a graduate of Neillsville High School. On April 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Zink at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Sadly, he passed away on January 3, 2004. They moved to Cudahy, Wisconsin in December of 1951 and after 54 years Cleone moved back to Neillsville in November of 2005. She was employed as a nursing assistant at Trinity Memorial Hospital in Cudahy for 18 years, until her retirement in 1991. She worked for Fine-Lando Clinic for a short time after her retirement from the hospital.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.
Cleone enjoyed reading and knitting. She especially enjoyed traveling, having traveled to England, Germany and Switzerland. One of her favorite activities was attending the Senior Center in Cudahy. She enjoyed making ceramics and bringing in lots of soup for her friends.
Those who will cherish her memory include her children: Gary (Barbara) Zink of Fond du lac, David (Bev) Zink of Black River Falls, Joseph Zink of Summerset, Daniel (Melody) Zink of Wild Rose, Jerome (Jennifer Rose) Zink of Waterloo, Robert Zink of Seligman, AZ, Mary Kreigel of Marshfield and Jennifer Ann of Neillsville; her grandchildren: Katie, Max, Josh, Melissa, Shannon, Riley, Elizabeth, Sydney, Ray, Robert, Rachel, Jessica, Erin, Sara, Erik, Alex and Lauren; her great-grandchildren: Domonic, Marcus, Ethan, Jackson, Turner, Roxanna, Braxton, Olivia, Jase, Gregory, Andrew, Allison, Natalie, Elise, Katelyn, Nickolas, Meghan, Colin and Annemarie; her siblings, Berdella Carl, Janet Harrington, Beverly Snyder and William (Karen) Seelow, Jr along with many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; a grandson Zachary; her brothers: Fritz, Kenneth and Russell Seelow and her sisters: Lila Burr, Donna Marie and June Schnabel.
If desired, memorials in Cleone’s name can be directed to the St. Mary’s Kitchen Fund.
Cleone’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cleone Zink, please visit Tribute Store
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