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Russell M. Zink

Russell M. Zink, age 91, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Russell was born May 5, 1926, to Peter and Ruth (Murphy) Zink in Carrington.  He attended school in Melville, ND, and graduated from Carrington High School in 1944.

On October 16, 1948, Russell married Cecilia Mae “Cedy” Wescom in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington.  They made their home at the Zink farm, rural Carrington, where Russell was involved in farming and ranching until he moved into Golden Acres in January of 2017.

He was a member of the Melville Township Board and Melville School Board.  He had also served on the ASCS board for many years.  Most of all, Russell was a farmer, rancher, father, friend and husband.  Russell also enjoyed “Prayer Night” with his poker buddies!

Russell is survived by eight sons, Peter, Dean (Becky), Jerome (Patty), all of Carrington, Dan (Cindy) of Oxbow, ND, Tom (Carmel) of Carrington, Tony (Lori) of Loveland, CO, Wayne (DeAnna) of Grand Forks, ND, and Bob (Julie) of LaCrosse, WI;  two daughters, Jane (Kevin) Lura of Carrington, and Mary T. Roth of Forman, ND; 29 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen and Margaret.  Russell enjoyed spending time with all of his 102 descendants!

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Cedy, an infant daughter, a son-in-law, Rick Roth, a daughter-in-law, Bonita Zink, brothers Maurice and Eugene, and a sister, Adele Smouse.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to be made to Carrington Cemetery.



Monday (Aug 7th) 6:45PM Rosary and 7:00PM Vigil Service, Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND


Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2:00PM


Carrington Cemetery

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Name: Sandy & Al Trader

Date: 7-8-17

Message: Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the Zink family.Keep all those wonderful memories close to your hearts. God Bless.

Al and Sandy


Name: Dianne Larson

Date: 8/7/17

Message: I am so sorry to hear of Russell's passing.   Russell and Cedy were some of the first people  Al and I met when we moved to Carrington.  We enjoyed our times at wrestling events and getting to know them over the years.  They were both people who had great personalities and much kindness.  The last time I saw Russell was at a reunion in Carrington.  We had a really good visit I enjoyed seeing the Russell I had always known.  You also know I am sure that Al had a lot of respect for him as well.  Any problems that Al had he always got his backing.  I am sure some of you know what I mean.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 

Love, Dianne Larson


Name: Terry and Linda Gisvold

Date: 08/07/2017

Message: Dear Family of Russell Zink, our sympathies on the loss of a wonderful man, a family man. We enjoyed visiting with him at Golden Acres. He is with mom and other family now, enjoying. Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.


Name: Rosemary Voglewede

Date: Aug.7, 2017


My sympathy and prayers to Russell's family. Russell will be greatly missed. I spent many hours with Cedy, quilting and listening to some good stories about Russell. A "one in a million" great guy



Name: Jim & Aggie Schindele

Date: 8/6/2017

Message: Peter and family of Russell Zink, I read of your Dad's passing.  We send our sympathy and prayer to each of you. May God's grace and blessing be with you.



Name: Linda and Scott Timperley

Date: 08-06-2017

Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.  Russell was such a kind and caring man.  He was such a wonderful grandpa to Emily and Alissa! He will be greatly missed!



Name: Jesse & Suzie

Date: 8/4/17

Message: Grandpa Russell, was such a kind hearted little man. We will miss the many fun times we had on the holidays, with all the food and family.  We will especially miss the late nights reminiscing about the good ol days around a bottle of Rumchata?.  Please say hi to Grandma for us, we will miss you very much.

Jesse, Suzie, Krew, Kolden, Joran


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