STERLING – James H. Wink, 89, of Sterling, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was a farmer in the Milledgeville area for 40 years, retiring in 1988. Upon retiring, he and his wife moved to Rock Falls, and later to Parkway Center in Sterling.
Jim was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Sterling, the son of Julius August and Alma Amalie Laura (Hess) Wink. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Ida Ann Harms on June 8, 1948, in Rock Falls. He was a lifetime member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church. He served on the Carroll County Fair Board, Milledgeville Park District, and the Lions Club.
Jim enjoyed singing and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Ann; four daughters, Christine Reed of Rockford, Mary K. (Mark) Bain of Washington, Suzanne (Doug) Patton of Novi, Mich., and Marsha (the Rev. Dan) Fulmer of Charlevoix, Mich.; one son, the Rev. Thomas (Linda) Wink of Hartland, Wis.; one brother, Donald Wink of Glenview; 12 grandchildren, Shauna (Jason) Bartel, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Wink, Kathryn (Scott) Skonieczny, Abigail Reed, Travis Reed, Joseph Reed; Matthew (Jenny) Bain, Laura (Tom) Hagan, Amanda Patton, Ryan Patton, Kristen Fulmer, and James Fulmer; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert Wink.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Visitation also will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling, and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Patrick Pinion, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
A memorial has been established.
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