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Donna Zink

Donna Jean Zink,age 81, of Carrington, ND, beloved mother and spouse of 62 years, passed away on Friday, October 11, 201,3 at Essentia Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Donna was born on February 17, 1932, at the Albert Retzlaff farm.The daughter of Henry and Esther (Retzlaff) Beck was raised in Carrington, where she helped her parents in their numerous business endeavors. She graduated with honors from Carrington High School in 1950.

In 1951, she was married to her high school sweetheart, Maurice Zink. She was destined to become a homemaker, farm wife and most wonderful mother to 6 children. Her primary interest was always her family. She enjoyed reading, gardening, church and community activities. She dearly lovedthe peaceful environment provided by her life on the farm. Nothing was more dear to Donna than to be surrounded by family and friends. Her sense of adventure led to travel in distant lands.

Those privileged to share her life included husband, Maurice, family members, Jeff Zink, Greg Zink, Mike Zink, Richard Zink, Ann (Steve) Spravzoff, Andrew (Claudia) Zink, and Marie (Peter) Anderson; 16 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by one son Jeff, a grandson Onias, her parents and two brothers Keith and Carl.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Carrington Senior Citizens Center


PRAYER SERVICE: Monday at 7PM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 10:30AM

BURIAL: Carrington Cemetery

Posted Condolences:



Name: Jackie Arseneau

Date: 10-15-13

Message: To the entire family I offer my deepest sympathy, Donna was such a beautiful, kind-hearted woman and I am truly thankful and blessed to have known her. May you all find peace and strength during this time and I will remember her always. Jackie


Name: LuVerne & Charmaine Albrecht

Date: Oct 15, 3013

Message: Our sincere condolences to the whole family, she was wonderful lady.  She will be missed by many.


Name: Douglas Daugs

Date: 10/14/13

Message: my sincere condolences


Name: Joanne & Oscar Clapper

Date: Oct 14

Message:  Our sincere sympathy to your family.  Donna was a wonderful lady. She will be missed.


Name: Paul & Karen Retzlaff

Date: 14 October 2013

Message: Our sincere sympathy is extended at this time of loss.  Donna was always a cheerful and gracious hostess for any number of Retzlaff gatherings.  She opened her heart and home to us all and she will truly be missed.

May God be with you all as you gather to mourn and celebrate her life.


Name: Kathy (Beck) Rueter

Date: 10-14-13

Message: Dear Uncle Maurice, Greg, Mike, Richard, Ann, Andrew and the rest of the family, John and I wish to extend our deep sympathy to the whole family. Aunt Donna was such a wonderful woman, and I will always treasure my many memories of her and the rest of your family.
She was a warm and loving aunt who always had a beautiful smile on her face. I will miss her lively wit and terrific sense of humor.
God bless.
Kathy and John Rueter