Memorial service for Steven Wink of Aitkin will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with Reverend Ginger Beck officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.
Steven John Wink, son of Norman and Lila (Keuhn) Wink, was born January 1, 1959 in Morris, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at the Congregational Church in Hancock, Minn. Steve grew up in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School in 1977. After graduating, he attended Wadena Technical College in Wadena, Minn., where he received a degree as a lineman. Steve was united in marriage to Sherry Lynn Meierding on September 18, 1982 at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Hancock; through this union two sons were born. The couple moved to Cambridge, Minn. where Steve began working for Century Link Telephone Company out of Osseo, Minn. He later moved his family to Aitkin, Minn., where he continued to work for Century Link in Deerwood. At the time of his death, Steve was working for Century Link in Roseau, Minn.
Steven was a member of Cuyuna Fire Department. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and scuba diving. Steve loved his family very much and was so proud of his sons.
Steven died Sunday, March 17, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He lived to reach the age of 54 years.
He is survived by his wife: Sherry Lynn Wink of Aitkin; two sons: Benjamin Wink of Warroad, and Lucas Wink (who died Tuesday, March 26th from injuries sustained in the same automobile accident as Steve); three brothers: Tom Wink of Eden Valley; Greg (Stella) Wink of Lakeville, and Bryan (Kim) Wink of Alexandra; sister: Colleen Sulier of Halstead, Kan.; mother-in-law: Kathy Meierding of Hancock; three brothers-in-law: Bob Solomon of Lillian, Ala., Terry (Angela) Meierding of Hancock, and Jerry Meierding of Hancock; sister-in-law: Melissa (Jamie Boller) Klima of Prior Lake and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Lila Wink, one sister, Linda Solomon, one brother, Dean Wink, his grandparents, Aloysius and Genevieve Wink and Charles and Bessie Keuhn, his father-in-law, Elmer Meierding Jr.; and one brother-in-law: Ron Sulier.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.pedersenfh.com