Mary Fink

  • Born: July 11, 1928
  • Died: February 17, 2020
  • Location: Blue Earth, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mary E. Fink, age 91, of Blue Earth, MN, died peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020 at St. Luke's Care Center in Blue Earth, MN.
Mary grew up in Long Island, NY. She met Kenneth Fink while he was in the Army in New York. He brought her to Minnesota and the couple married in 1956. Kenneth died in Oct of 1958. Mary worked various jobs throughout her life providing for her daughters. She lived in Freeborn, MN by the lake from 1961-2010. Mary moved to Blue Earth, MN to Friendship Court in 2010. Mary loved supporting her grandchildren at all of their sporting events.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth (1958); daughter, Linda Merritt (2016); sister Mary Furrer; sisters-in-law, Elinor Thomas, Lois McQuade, Linda Williams; and special friend Mike Gilbert (1974).
Mary is survived by: her daughter, Leslie (husband Doug) Becker of Easton, MN; son-in-law, Clete Merritt of Janesville, MN; grandchildren: Stacia (Cody) Elzie, of St. Paul, MN, Joshua (Megan) Merritt, of Bothell, WA, Emerson (Jayne) Kalis, of Blue Earth, MN, Arron (Beth) Kalis, of Easton, MN, Jordan (Tara) Becker, of Hayfield, MN, Logan (Malea) Becker, of Waconia, MN; Great Grandchildren: Michael & Darnell King; Camden & Kylea Merritt; Haley & Kaden Kalis; Gloria Fredrickson; Maeva & Lucy Becker; and Bergen & Seren Becker. One brother, Rodney Williams; sister, Rita Rain; sister-in-law, Shirley Rosenau; and many nieces and nephews and their families.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary was married to my cousin, Kenny. I mostly remember her when I was a kid growing up in MN, playing at my Aunt Anna's house- Linda and Leslie's grandmother. Mary was cheerful, and always curious about how everyone was doing. As an adult, I saw Mary very seldom, but when I did she recognized me immediately and called me by name - which is a big deal in a family the size of the Kleinschrodts! She was a good lady, and I know she will be missed by her beautiful family. Rest in peace.

Posted by Shelly Kleinschrodt - Berkeley, CA - Family   March 06, 2020

I will never forget Mary .She used to play cards with my mom before she passed away at St.Lukes.
On Wednesday it was Bingo day I would always put a chair cushion on Marys chair.
Mary was beautifull inside and out. She always had a big smile.
I will never forget her she was a very dear friend.
Rest in peace Mary.V

Posted by RUTH ALBRECHT - WINNEBAGO, MN - Friend   March 02, 2020

Mary was always a special person to me and a joy to have as a friend and patient. The few times I would see her while visiting others at St. Lukes was a treat. She will always be remembered by me as happy and upbeat no matter what was happening in life.
Colette

Posted by Colette Meidinger    February 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Mary's family. She was a great lady@!

Posted by Vic and Gail Savick - Freeborn, MN   February 20, 2020