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Terry Zink

POSTED: August 4, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Terry Zink, 64, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home in Claflin.
He was born March 7, 1950, in Great Bend to Austin Zink and Leo and Marilyn (Breford) Kaiser. Being raised in the Claflin and Bushton areas, Terry was a McPherson resident since July 1999, returning home to Claflin in May 2014. Terry was a building manager for the Graham Group for 17 years and for Salina Regional Health Center for three years. Terry attended Holy Name Catholic Church, of Bushton, and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 5222 of McPherson.
He was an avid hunter who loved the outdoors and had a deep appreciation for history. He also loved athletics with a special emphasis on his grandchildren and the Central Plains Oilers.
Terry married Donella Sheridan Oct. 18, 1969, in Bushton. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Tony Zink and wife, Tiffany, of Claflin; daughter, Tammie Steiner and husband, Chris, of Claflin; mother, Marilyn Kaiser, of Claflin; two sisters, Mary Pryor and husband, Bob, of Great Bend, and Angie Clutter, of Hoisington; brother, Jon Kaiser and wife, Ruth, of Ellinwood; grandchildren, Colton Zink, Callie Zink, Bryce Steiner, Kaycee Steiner, Mollie Jo Steiner and one expected in February.
He was preceded in passing by his fathers, Austin Zink and Leo Kaiser, and his brothers-in-law, Don Clutter and Bernie Haberman.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Holy Name Catholic Church, Bushton, with Father Robert Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Bushton.
Memorials may be made to Central Plains Oiler’s O Club, Kans for Kids or Claflin EMS, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington 67544. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

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