Marlys Ardell Fink, 89, of West Union, Iowa died Friday, March 20, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Hospital in West Union, Iowa. Marlys was born to Charlie and Florence (Yoeman) Halverson on July 26, 1930 in West Union, Iowa. She graduated from West Union High School and attended University of Iowa for three years, where she was a member of Scottish Highlanders.
Marlys was united in marriage with Kenneth Fink in 1951. Five children were born to this union. Marlys owned and operated West Union Hardware and Curious Goose Gift Shop. She was a member of the West Union Methodist Church and longest living member of Messiah Rotary Club. Marlys was a Master Gardener and enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers. Her hobbies included art and crafts and she loved working at the Hardware Store.
Surviving Marlys are her five children, Greg (Lori) Fink of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, Michele (Tim) Murphy of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bruce (Donna) Fink of west Union, Iowa, Tami (Mike) Modjeska of McKinleyville, California and Janna Fink-Bowman of Cedar Falls, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Marlys was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fink; parents, Charlie and Florence Halverson; and one sister, Mardelle Schatz.
A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.