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Barbara Ellen Christopher

F, b. July 28, 1937, d. December 2, 2016

Family: Thomas John Fink

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Ellen Christopher was born on July 28, 1937 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 2, 2016, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Barbara E. Fink, age 79, of Neenah, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Manor Care in Appleton. Barbara was born on July 28, 1937, in Neenah, to the late Martin and Carmen (Grady) Christopher. She married Thomas Fink on July 4, 1959, in Frankfurt, Germany. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a former president of the Winnebago County Lawyers' Wife Club and a member of the Shamrock Club of the Fox Valley.

    Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Thomas; her children, Steven Fink, Susan Garot, and Gregory Fink; her grandchildren, Alisha (Adam) Jennerjohn, Brandon West, Ian Fink, Holly Fink, Tomara Fink and Ryan Fink; and her sisters, Connie Remick and Janet Herr.

    The funeral liturgy for Barbara will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 16, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 324 Nicolet Blvd. Menasha, WI. With Father Jim Hablewitz, and Pastoral Leader Mary Krueger officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Friday starting at 9:30 AM and continuing until the time of the service.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.hovcremation.com.

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Susan Barbara Fink

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Gregory John Fink

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Biography

  • Birth: Gregory John Fink was born on April 12, 1964 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 3, 2017, at age 53.
  • Note: Gregory J Fink (Finker) from Menasha, age 53, passed away Sunday December 3rd, 2017. He was born to Thomas and Barbara Fink in Menasha, WI April 12th, 1964. Greg graduated from Menasha High in 1982. Family members and friends knew Greg for his sparkling personality and being the life of the party. A perfect day for Greg was visiting friends old and new. He enjoyed telling stories and working on his artwork- from ceramic pottery to abstract painting. Growing up Greg enjoyed BMX racing and had a love for old cars. Some may remember him cruising down the road in his Pontiac GTO convertible. He was most proud of his two children Alisha and Brandon.

    He is preceded in death by his mother Barbara Fink and brother Thomas R. Fink.

    He is survived by his children Alisha (Adam) Jennerjohn and Brandon West (Chelsea St. Peter and Wendelyn West). Father Thomas J. Fink, sister Susan (John) Garot, and brother Steve Fink. Nieces Holly Fink, Tomara Fink, and Elizabeth Haanen. Nephews Ian Fink and Ryan Fink.

    A visitation and a mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish 324 Nicolet Blvd Menasha WI and the date and times are pending. Friends and family will miss Greg’s goofy personality and contagious laughter, to bring these memories to life there will be a celebration of life following the mass at Jitters Bar 23 Main St Menasha.

Joan Ellen Fink

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Timothy Ray Kuhn

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David Kuhn

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Michael Kuhn

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John Kuhn

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Helen Ann Fink

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Biography

  • Birth: Helen Ann Fink was born on December 7, 1944 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 14, 2018, at age 73.
  • Note: Helen Fink Forbeck of Beloit, Wisconsin, passed away at her home on January 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

    Helen was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on December 7, 1944, and was raised in her family home in Menasha, Wisconsin. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Menasha in 1963, and she then attended Marquette University and graduated in 1967 with a bachelor's degree.

    She taught middle school in Milwaukee until she moved to Beloit in 1970, where she was a devoted mother to her four children. She later worked as a job developer at OIC. She was an active member of the Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters for decades, and she served on the Beloit City Council from 1985 to 1991, during which she was elected the first woman president of the City Council. She left the Council to work for US Congressman Les Aspin as his ombudsperson. When he became Secretary of Defense in 1993, she moved to Alexandria, Virginia, to work at the Pentagon for the Department of Defense. She returned to Beloit in 2002 to help with the arrival of her quadruplet grandchildren and spend more time with the rest of her children and grandchildren. In 2003, she opened the Beloit office of US Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and ran it until her retirement in 2013. She became interested in genealogy many years ago and spent countless hours researching her family’s history. She volunteered regularly at Caritas and spent much of her retirement visiting with her children and grandchildren, playing games (especially multiple-hand solitaire) and doing jigsaw puzzles.

    Survivors include her children Matt (Ann) Forbeck of Beloit, Wisconsin; Mark Forbeck of Lake Mills, Wisconsin; and Kim (Todd Dunsirn) Forbeck, and Jody (Nanni Marta) Forbeck of Shorewood, Wisconsin; brothers Tom Fink and John (Sue) Fink and sister Joan (Dick) Kuhn; grandchildren Martin, Patrick, Nicholas, Kenneth, and Helen Forbeck; Savannah and Delaney Forbeck; Murray, Henry, and Leo Dunsirn; and Luke and Matteo Marta, along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Mary C. (Fink) and Charlie Atchinson; sister-in-law Barbara Fink; nephews Thomas and Gregory Fink; parents Berenice (Murray) Fink and Ray J. Fink; grandparents Mary (Daly) and Martin Murray, and Bridget (Finnerty) and John B. Fink; great-grandparents Winifred (Kelly) and Thomas Murray, Ellen (Hogan) and John Daly, Anna (Lauterbach) and Herman Fink (Vinkenvleugel), and Catherine (Keating) and Thomas Finnerty.

    The greatest hope she had for this world as she left it is that our current president leaves office as soon as possible, along with any other bigots, homophobes, and racists. She asked those who support such beliefs to not dare to attend her visitation or funeral.

    A memorial service of remembrance for Helen will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI. Visitation of remembrance will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service Sunday in the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made in her name to Caritas Community Resource Center or Beloit Regional Hospice.

Kenneth William Forbeck

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Martin Gallagher Forbeck

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Patrick Ray Forbeck

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Nicholas Joseph Forbeck

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Kenneth Matthew Forbeck

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Helen Ann Forbeck

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Mark William Forbeck

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Savannah Fay Forbeck

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Delaney Angeline Forbeck

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Murray Michael Forbeck Dunsirn

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Henry Louis Forbeck Dunsirn

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