Harold Fink Obituary, Death – Harold Fink was the son of Eugene and Mildred Riddle Fink and was born on April 13, 1921 on a farm close to Deloit, which was located in the Goodrich Township of Crawford County, Iowa. At the age of ninety-six, he left this world on Tuesday, at the Denison Care Center, which is located in Denison, Iowa.
After finishing his education in the rural schools that were located close to his house, Harold joined the family business, which was called Fink Welding.
Harold eventually became the sole proprietor, and he stayed with this company for more than 60 years. Because of Harold’s essential contributions to the agricultural community, he was given an exemption from military service so that he could ensure the continued success of the farming community when it was under attack. In addition to operating a welding shop, he and his brothers Don and Mervin collaborated in the custom farming industry.
The modification that Harold made to the John Deere planters removed the requirement that they be transported on a trailer, and this was one of Harold’s most notable accomplishments at work. Over three hundred planters were modified by Harold for use by farmers from as far away as Illinois. After ending his career at Fink Welding, Harold came to the conclusion that retirement was not for him. K&H Repair was founded by Kevin and Harold, who ran it jointly for the first 18 years until Harold’s health prevented him from continuing to do so after he turned 95 years old.
At the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison on December 27, 1944, he was joined in marriage to Margery Heffernan by Father Casey, and together they were blessed with the birth of seven children. They established their first house in Denison, and later moved to a farm close to Deloit, where he made his machine shop the center of his life alongside his wife and children.
When time permitted, Harold’s favorite hobby was fishing, and he also liked having a cottage at Lake View and constructing various boats. In his early years, he loved to participate in square dance and barn dancing. It caused him a tremendous deal of joy to spend time with his wife, Marge, and their children when they watched Bonanza together and Wheel of Fortune together. Harold had a deep affection for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also had a lot of love for his dog, “Gus.”
His parents, his wife Marge in 2009, two sons, David and Joseph, an infant son, one daughter, Rita Nissen, one son-in-law, Darrell Nissen, one daughter-in-law, Estella Fink, and three brothers, Don, Chuck, and Mervin Fink all passed away before him. He is survived by his three brothers. Surviving members of the family are as follows: one daughter, Mary Jane Beam and her husband Ronnie; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Lorena Fink; additional relatives and friends.