Beverly J. ‘Buddy’ Zink
April 30, 1934 — July 17, 2015
Beverly J. “Buddy” Zink of Waukesha passed from this life peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Lake Country Health & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81. She was born in Streeter, North Dakota, on April 30, 1934, the daughter of Minnie Zink. Buddy worked at Generac as an assembly worker for many years. She was a longtime member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Buddy loved traveling and made it to nearly every state, Canada and Mexico. She enjoyed going to the casino and win or lose, she always had a good time. She also played a mean game of cribbage. She was a devoted and loyal friend and family member, always willing to lend a helping hand if she could. And, she doted on her beloved Rat Terrier, Misty Blue.
She will be sadly missed by her nieces, Dolores Jones (Willie) of Minneapolis and Dena LeMere (Bob) of Waukesha; nephew Steven Zink (Michele) of Milwaukee; sister-in-law Johanna Zink; dear friends Bonnie and Richard Tietz, Lavola Euers, Gladys Rice, Ron Keating, and Lois “Erdie” Piel of Augusta. She is further survived by great-nieces and great-nephews, Karen Jones, Susan Roddy, Megan Arko, Sara Vanden Heuvel, Jonathon Holsclaw, Elizabeth Cull, Michael Zink and Stephanie Zink; great-great-nieces and nephews, William Roddy, Rachel Roddy, Ethan Vanden Heuvel, Madelyn Vanden Heuvel, Benjamin Vanden Heuvel, Natalie Cull, Nora Cull and Aiden Cull; along with other relatives and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Zink; brother Edgar Zink; sister Lorena Wolfgang; and precious friend Glennie Reed.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:30 a.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Buddy’s name are appreciated to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Lake Country Health and Rehab for their loving care of Buddy during her time there.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or please visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.