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Virgil Zink, age 86, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 surrounded by his family at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Virgil Marvin Zink was born June 11, 1933 to Oscar Zink and Elaine (Elton) Zink at their family home near Carrington, North Dakota.

On August 27, 1955 he married Illa White. His wife and his faith were his constant companions.  Virgil loved farming and seeing the next generation continue to farm brought him great joy and pride.  He enjoyed restoring tractors with his friend Father Lawrence Haas.  He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting with friends and grandchildren.  Virgil was a family man who was energized by his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.  A friend to many, Virgil valued belonging to and building his community.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Delrose Callendar, and daughter Mary Zink Caamano.  He is survived by his wife Illa, Carrington; daughter Karen Evans, Carrington; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Brenda Zink, Carrington; son-in-law Walter Caamano, Littleton, CO; daughter and son-in-law Laurie Zink and Tom Brandvold, Glenwood, MN; and daughter and son-in-law Jane Zink and Kevin Tjaden, Boise, ID; a brother Bill Zink and a sister Marlys Johnson both of Fargo, ND.

He also leaves behind grandchildren and great grandchildren Brad Evans and fiancée Breanna Jansen, Bemidji, MN and Jay Evans, West Fargo, ND; Jeremy and Jessica Zink and children Emerson, Addison, and Grayson, Sibley, IA; Jared and Casey Zink and children Bristol, Ty, and Lennox, Carrington; Whitney and Philip Hoff and children Kinzie, Ryan, and baby on the way, Bowdon, ND; Daniel Caamano, Breckenridge, CO and Peter Caamano, Littleton, CO;  TJ and Chrissy Brandvold and children Arianna, Bernardino , Antonio, Reuben, Sophia, Donovan, and Adrian, Bella Vista, AR; Shawn Brandvold, St. Paul, MN; Alisha Harper, Yankton , SD; Anja Tjaden and  John Bush, Spokane, WA; Ben Tjaden and Sayya Dushanbieva, San Francisco, CA; Savannah Tjaden, Denver, CO; and Will Tjaden, Boise, ID.

He loved deeply and was deeply loved.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 9:00AM-4:30PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and will continue at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 6:00- 6:45PM followed by a Rosary Service at 6:45PM and Vigil Service at 7:00PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

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34 Comments

  1. I’m very sad to learn of Virgil’s death. he was really one of a kind. My sympathies.
    I’d like to share my favorite Virgil story. I was delivering fuel to Doug’s many years ago. Virgil was there, we were visiting and I spilled some fuel on my pants. Virgil laughed and said “that’s nothing! I spilled weed chemical on my pants one time. Came home late that night, threw my pants in the corner, woke up the next morning and the house plants were dead!”

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  2. Illa and Family – I am sorry to hear about Virgil’s passing. He was a great man and always loved life. Hugs and prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time.

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  3. Illa,I’m so sorry for your loss of Virgil. He was one in a million. Sincerely, Mary Ellen Jesse

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, let me know. (take dogs out etc…)

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  5. Sad to hear of Virgil’s passing
    He was a very good friend, for many years
    Virgil will be missed

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  6. Thoughts and prayers to Illa and Virgil’s family. Such a nice man, always so kind and caring. Rest in Peace Virgil.

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  7. Illa and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Virgil was always so nice to me and the kids. Laura, Trinity, Tara, Morgan and Logan.

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  8. Illa & family,
    What a great man! He will be sorely missed 😢.
    While painting at Doug & Brendas one time he thought we (Lois and I) worked way to hard….when we went to the vehicle to go home there was a paper bag with a 6 pack in it with a note that said “To the Rembrandt Sisters”….
    Always up to something…

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  9. Laurie, I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing you, I bet your dad was one pretty neat person with a fun personality! Sending a great big hug to you and prayers as well.

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  10. Sad to hear of my friend Virgil’s passing. I counted him as
    a great friend and always looked forward to recounting our
    past trips. He will be greatly missed by many.

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  11. What a good man and a good family!
    Peace to you all.

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  12. My brother-in-law was an honest man who loved and cared for his family and while a fun guy, maybe some would say a trickster, he knew when to take responsibility seriously. May he R.I.P.

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  13. Laurie, So sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of you!

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  14. Illa please know that Jim and I send our thoughts and prayers. Virgil was one of a kind, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a man of great faith, and God welcomed him home! May you feel God’s comfort and love shown through your friends and family.

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  15. So sorry to hear of Virgils passing. I played many rounds of golf with him back in the day. I always tried to get on his team during Tuesday night scrambles because he was always so kind and patient. He will be missed by all!

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  16. Dear Illa and family, I was so sorry to hear about Virgil’s death. My sympathies and prayers to you all.

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  17. We were so sorry to hear about Virgil he was a very special man kind to everyone I deepest sympathies to the whole family

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  18. Illa and Family.
    I am sorry for your loss. You both were so good to me when Oscar passed away.

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  19. So sorry for your loss. Virgil was a loving, kind person to all. Milt and Virgil had some good hunting storys. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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  20. Illa and family.
    Sorry for you loss. He was one of the good guys.

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  21. Very sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  22. So sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. He was such a friendly and witty guy. I know Larry thought alot of Virgil, and considered him a great friend. I’m sure they’ve had a great reunion, with so much catching up to do!!! Sincere sympathy to all the family.

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  23. Illa and Family,
    We are so very sorry and saddened to hear of Virgil’s passing. His smile and laugh were infectious, and he had so much energy and zest for life. And he had the patience of a saint when Jane and I were kids. Some of my best memories of my years in Carrington include Virgil and your family. Frank and I will miss him so much. North Dakota has lost one its best. Sending love and our deepest sympathy at this time of grief.

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  24. I was sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. My sympathy to you Ila and all of your family.

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  25. Illa and family, Deb and I are so sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. He always had kind words whenever we ran into him. Our prayers go out to you and your family. God bless Virgil!

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  26. So sorry to hear of Virgils passing . My father always spoke very highly of him . Prayers for your family’s comfort and peace .

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  27. Illa and family!! Our sincere sympathy to your family during this difficult time!! Our thoughts and prayers go with you all!! Gods blessings!!

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  28. Illa and family. Hugs and prayers at this time.

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  29. Illa, Sorry to hear about Virgil’s passing. We always enjoyed his company. We will miss him.

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  30. Our plans where to come to the funeral today but do to a bad cold and the whether report Barbara and I thought better to stay at home. Virgil was a very special MAN along with his family. He will be missed by a lot of people. Virgil was always fun to do business with.

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  31. Dear Ila and family, Thinking of you at this difficult time and just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Virgil will be missed. Jerry & Kathy

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  32. So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I just had seen him at my dad’s funeral and now he is gone too. May all of your wonderful memories get you all through this time! Sending hugs and prayers 💕🙏 Vicki (Zaun) Stevens

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  33. Sending heartfelt sympathy to my dear college roommate, Jane ,and all your family in the loss of your father Virgil. I have fond memories of your parents visiting you at MSU. He lived a full life! God bless his memory!

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  34. I just got back yesterday from vacation and heard of Virgil’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss – I would have wanted to attend his funeral. He was a very special, fun loving man and will surely be missed. Sympathy, love and prayers to you all.

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