In memory of

Kenneth Flink

September 13, 1934 - September 27, 2019
From: Sac City, IA | Originally: Ida Grove, IA
Kenneth Flink

Kenneth Flink

Born: September 13, 1934
Died: September 27, 2019
Age: 85
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   Kenny Flink, age 85 of Sac City, IA, formerly of Ida Grove, IA, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side, on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, IA. Kenneth Eugene Flink was born on September, 13, 1934, to parents William and Stella (Amann) Flink in Sac County, IA. Kenny and his siblings were raised in Lake View where he attended school. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Church of Christ in Lake View and remained a lifelong member of the church.

   On July 12, 1954, Kenny was united in marriage to Karen Wallerstedt at the United Church of Christ in Lake View. This union was blessed with three daughters: Jan, Paula and Ellen. Kenny and Karen raised their family in Wall Lake. After the girls were grown and out on their own, they moved to Ida Grove, IA, where they remained until retirement. Over the years Kenny found himself doing many things for work, including welding, helping area farmers, working on cars and working at the gas station to name just a fewhe was a laborer of many trades. 

   In his free time Kenny enjoyed watching football on TV as well as WWF Wrestling, and, as mentioned above, he always liked to tinker with cars/mechanics. As much as he enjoyed those things, nothing brought him greater joy than spending time with his family. He was very proud of all of them and loved them all so much.

   Kenny was a man who loved helping others. This was quite evident as over the years he sponsored and supported many people through AA. This organization was very near and dear to his heart in his later years. Kenny was very proud to be able to say he was thirty-one years sober. This was a huge accomplishment for him. He was able to help so many people over the years as he and they attended meetings. This group was like a second family to him.

   Kennys big heart and caring ways will be genuinely missed by all who knew and loved him. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters: Paula (John) Courter of Sac City, IA, Ellen (Bill) Tasler of Fort Dodge, IA, and daughter by choice Margy Kerns of Yankton, SD; grandchildren: Heather Remmick (Kerrin Meyer), Shane Manthe (Lacie Rench), Karen Manthe, Shawn (Tessa) Tjaden, Jeffrey (Molly) Larson, Sarah Larson (Tonya) Goodall, Joe Tasler (Valerie Walburn), and Kenny Tasler (Jennifer Ferrell); great-grandchildren: Cameron (Crystal) Remmick, Chase Meyer, Colby Meyer, Serena Tjaden, Katrina Tjaden, Casey Herrig, River Zepp, Finn Larson, Madi Manthe, Seth Manthe, Chance Tasler, Jaxton Tasler, Kashton Tasler, Adrianna Tasler, Ryan McCrea, Riley and Caitlyn; great-great-grandchild Keaton Remmick; sister-in-law Pat Flink of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law Tom (Sandi) Wallerstedt of Storm Lake, IA; many extended family members and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Flink; daughter Jan Manthe; grandson Frank James Tasler; parents William Flink and Stella and Edward Olerich; brothers: Bill (Janice) Flink, Robert (Marge) Flink, Leroy Flink; sister Ruth (Duane) Huisenga; infant sister Donna Flink; brothers-in-law: Dick (Betty) Wallerstedt, Bob (Kay) Wallerstedt, Mark Wallerstedt, Jim Wallerstedt, and Gordon Niles.


Memorial Service
2:00 p.m., Saturday
October 26, 2019
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Lake View, Iowa
Pastor Bruce Hauswirth
One hour prior to service.
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“My heart goes out to Ellen Tasler and all of Mr Flinks family. May you find comfort and peace knowing there is no more pain and he is with others hes loved!!”
- Becca Williams
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:38 PM
“My heart is heavy learning of Kenny's passing. Kenny was my husband's AA sponsor and stayed at the hospital with him when I had my cancer surgery. Such a kind man! I missed seeing him coming into Pizza Ranch on the night their AA group visited at the prison. He always was the first to ask how we were doing whenever he saw us. God bless you Kenny! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I can only imagine the conversation you are having with everyone!
- Dawn Williamson and Julie Petersen
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:37 AM
“He has helped us on our journey for 20 years. Always invited us for a cup of coffee. Always had time to talk. Always had time to listen. He will be missed.”
- Rodney and Heidi Slechta
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“He was a great guy will be missed by a lot of people God be all the family”
- rebecca fertig
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“Our sympathy to the family He will be missed by a lot of people”
- rebecca fertig
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9:44 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of our good friend's passing. Bless him and his family. ”
- Jerry & Mary Tannehill
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:04 PM
“So sorry to hear of Kenneth's death, he has been a part of our family for many years, He visited my mom and Dad many times when they were in the nursing home”
- Larry Huisenga
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:04 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to Kenny's family ”
- Mark and Tami Auen
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