Maynard “Meinerd” Kenneth Fink of Greenfield, Wisconsin passed away March 15, 2014 at Zilber Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was born November 27, 1926 to George and Johanna “Elsa” Fink in the Town of Liberty, Wisconsin. Growing up on a farm, he attended a one-room school house as a youth and later moved with his family to Viola. He was captain of his basketball team, prom king, and graduated from Viola Public High School with the Class of 1944. He served in the Navy during WWII touring China and the Philippines Islands. After discharge, he and his brothers Wilmer and Odin had a cement business, providing many of the silos and barn foundations in the Viola area.
He married the love of his life, Mariam Eleanor Smith, on August 19, 1950 at the United Brethren Church in Viola, Wisconsin. To the union were born Susan Lynn, Lori Gail (11/18/2011), and Brian Kenneth Fink. He was an avid reader, woodworker, handyman, gardener, hunter, and fisherman. He was very involved in the lives of his children, grandchildren, and extended family. He spent substantial time traveling to Viola, maintaining the family home there.
He moved to the Milwaukee area and stayed with relatives while completing his mason’s degree. Employed by Selzer Ornst, he worked on many buildings in the Milwaukee area including the Allen Bradley clock tower and scenes at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He later served many years as Bricklayer Apprenticeship Coordinator and as an instructor working at MATC.
Maynard is survived by his children, two grandchildren Rebecca Lynn (Winiarski) (Andrew)Beaumont and Timothy Paul (Jessie) Winiarski, and his great-granddaughter Tierney Marie Winiarski. He is also survived by many relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service honoring the life of Maynard will be held in Viola on May 3, 2014 at Viola United Methodist Church (225 N. Washington St. Viola, WI 54664), at 11 AM. Visitation will be held from 10:30 AM until the time of Service. Interment at Viola Public Cemetery to follow.
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