Clifford Zink, 86

Clifford Zink 86, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016, at home with his family by his side and under the care of Iowa River Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice. Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #839 and by American Legion Posts in the Marshalltown, area. For condolences or questions please visit: www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell Family funeral Home is caring for Cliff and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Clifford Paul Zink was born on December 31, 1929, in Marshalltown, Iowa; he was the son of Samuel and Edna (Lane) Zink. Cliff attended school in the Green Mountain Community School District. He served our country honorably in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer from 1951 until 1957. In 1954, Cliff was united in marriage to Barbara Anson and they later divorced. On December 31, 1984, Cliff was united in marriage to Marie Schultz and they had lived in Conrad and Marshalltown. He was a farmer and also worked as an electrician for Maulsby Electric and Anderson Electric. Cliff had been a very proud member of the American Legion Post #46 and also a member of Central Christian Church. After Cliff retired he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, traveling, gardening, watching the crops grow, wildlife and was an avid Hawkeye fan “GO HAWKEYES.” He was very proud and honored to have served in the United States Army. Cliff will be remembered as a kind, caring, hardworking man and loved more than anything else to share his love, humor, hugs and time with his family and friends. There was never a time that you would leave him that he did not say “I Love You.”

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31 years, Marie; his children, Dale (Becky) Zink, of Conrad, Paula Price, of Marshalltown, Marlys (Mike) Goudie, of Ames, Denise Zink, of Garwin, and Deanna Corona, of La Vista, Nebraska; grandchildren: Brittney (Jared) Gould, Ashley (Hayden) Boeke, Perin (Chris) Donaldson, Ryan Hupfeld, Michelle (Josiah) Conner, David Goudie, Dennis Goudie, Amanda (Jose) Lemus, and Noah Corona; great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Clara Gould, Berkley and Holden Boeke, Samara and Adonai Conner, Michael, Danielle and Maxwell Goudie, Alex Goudie and Adriana Lemus and sister, Lois Darlene (Dennis) Hauersperger, and sister-in-law, Yvonne Zink; Marie’s children: Richard (Barb) Schultz, Marilynn Schultz and Terri (Rod) Landt.

In death Cliff rejoins his parents, Samuel and Edna; brothers: Melvin “Bud” Zink, Eldon Zink and LaVerne Zink; sisters: Doris Weller, Marjorie Simpson and Jean Gogg; grandchildren: Michael P. Goudie, Sasha Corona and Courtney Zink; great-grandson, Josiah Conner.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Terrill and all the staff at Central Iowa Health Care. Also to Nurse Karla Newton and Dr. Tony Le, Roger and Kathy and all other staff members at Iowa River Hospice for all their kindness and compassion during this difficult time.

Cliff will be greatly missed, but shall live on forever in the hearts of many.

Clifford Zink, 86

Clifford Zink 86, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016, at home with his family by his side and under the care of Iowa River Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice. Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #839 and by American Legion Posts in the Marshalltown, area.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31, years Marie; his children, Dale (Becky) Zink of Conrad, Paula Price of Marshalltown, Marlys (Mike) Goudie of Ames, Denise Zink of Garwin and Deanna Corona of La Vista Nebraska. A sister, Lois Darlene (Dennis) Hauersperger and Marie’s children, Richard (Barb) Schultz, Marilynn Schultz and Terri(Rod) Landt and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

For condolences or questions please visit: www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell Family funeral Home is caring for Cliff and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.