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Marvin L. Fink


Marvin Fink passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016 at the age of 84.

Born in Odessa to Reuben and Elizabeth Fink on April 27, 1932, Marvin was a lifelong resident of Odessa and active member of the community throughout his years. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1950 and married the love of his life Marilyn Salo in 1952.

Marvin served his country proudly during the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army, where he courageously fought on the front lines and earned two bronze service stars. After his military service was completed, Marvin made his living working the land as a farmer and an orchardist. He was a dedicated member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Odessa Lions Club. He also served as Lincoln County Commissioner from 1977 to 1984.

Marvin's greatest joy was spending time with family. He was a dedicated hus-band, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, leaving a lasting legacy of love and devotion. He also enjoyed coffee klatch, salmon fishing, gardening, the Holiday Rambler trailer group, golfing and playing bridge. He will forever be remembered as a man of strong character, integrity, conviction and faith.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn; two daughters, MaryBeth (Jerry) Mitchell and Diane (Kim) Floyd and one son, Neil (Lecia) Fink. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Laura, Kristen, Ben, Will, Brian and Sara and seven great-grandchildren, as well as two brothers, Alvin and Maurice Fink.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Megan Fink and sister Marciel Morse.

Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa Healthcare Foundation or Higher Ground Wounded Warrior Project.

A Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be held Christ Lutheran Church on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Malone presiding. Strate Funeral Home, in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.


Reader Comments

Dennis writes:

Marvin was a good friend and supporter when I was stationed in Odessa with WSP. I enjoyed and respected all of the Fink Family. Odessa and Lincoln County has lost a true patriot. RIP my good friend. Dennis and Sandy English


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