Steven E. Zink
Nov. 11, 1953 — Nov. 21, 2015

Steven E. Zink of West Milwaukee passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the age of 62 years.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of Michele (nee Melotte) for 38 years; cherished father of Michael and Stephanie; loving son of Johanna and the late Edgar; precious brother of Dena (Bob) LeMere; dear son-in-law of Ila and the late Gabe Melotte; and special brother-in-law of Terri (Dan) Sena, Renee Melotte and Bruce (Pam) Melotte. Steve will also be loved and missed by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Steve was an avid reader, card and game player, and bowler. He enjoyed music, art and the theater. Steve loved to travel. He saw much of the country by car with his family. His travels with Michele took them to Chicago, California, Arizona and Italy, but his favorite destination was New York City, where he and Michele celebrated their shared birth date and the place they met 41 years ago.

Services were held on November 28 at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, New Berlin.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society for colorectal cancer research are appreciated www.cancer.org.

Special thanks to the staff at Froedtert, Sr. Helen, Dr. Turaga’s team especially Deb, Emily, Heidi and Courtney, as well as Kara and Christine, Dr. Erickson and her team, Ann D., Dr. Weis and the palliative team, the wonderful staff of 8NT to whom we owe countless thanks to Trevor, Laura, Mary, Pete, Sondra, Sharon, Renee and all who helped care for Steve so well, and the staff of 7NT whose compassionate, loving care will not be forgotten. Thank you Tess, Jim, Paul, Emily, Angie and all who brought Steve and his family so much comfort. Thank you to Jessica, Pa, Rosemarie, Laurie and all from Horizon Home Healthcare for your help and support. And our appreciation to Bell Ambulance and the Milwaukee Fire & Paramedics for the loving care given to Steve and his family.

We deeply miss and love Steve. We will remember him with every sunset.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262786-8030 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.