A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley at a later date.
Mary Elizabeth (Schick) Cink was born August 10, 1928 in Algona, daughter of Henry and Sylvia (Metzger) Schick. She grew up in Algona, graduating from St. Cecelia Academy in 1945.
On June 20, 1945, Mary was united in marriage to Louis Cink at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. After their marriage they lived in Wesley where they raised their family. Mary and Louis enjoyed wintering in Texas, taking bus trips to the casino, and dancing.
Mary, who always had a smile on her face, was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, and music. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Their sporting events were her number one priority. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic church, helping with the St. Joseph Guild.
In July of 2012, Mary and Louis moved into Huskamp Haven Assisted Living in Algona. She later became a resident of the Algona Manor Care Center, where she died on February 12, 2020. She was 91.
She is survived by her four children, Sylvia (Larry) Hildman of Wesley; Gretchen (Barry) McGahuey of Wesley, Marla (Stephen) Wingert of Wesley, and Steve (Ronda) Cink of Albia; nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Helen) Abrams of Fort Dix, NJ, Josh (Julianna) Abrams of Cedar Rapids, Ian (Angelina) McGahuey of 29 Palms, CA, Megan (Tommy) Parker of Chapel Hill, NC, Travis Wingert of Wesley, Torrey (Brandi) Wingert of Dakota Dunes, SD, Rachel (David) Kimball of Blaine, MN, and Libby (P.J.) Vaske of Dakota Dunes, SD, Olivia Hathcock of Albia; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Louis; niece, Paula Eisenbarth; sister, LaVonne (Henry) Eisenbarth; and brother, Richard Schick.
MY deepest sympathy to the family. I remember babysitting for you 2 older girls as your Dad played at dances. Your Mom always was so gracious with a pleasant smile.
My deepest sympathy to you and yours. I remember babysitting for you two older girls- you were always in bed - so easy to baby sit for you as your Dad played at
dances. She had a beautiful smile and always so gracious. Inez Eden
she had such
You all have my sympathy,
Such a Beautiful Soul.
What a blessing for all of you to have had her as your mother.
Mary was one of the very best things about growing up in Wesley. No matter where you saw her, she always flashed that beautiful smile and gave you a hug. We should all try to live our lives a little bit more like she lived hers. Think of what a wonderful world this could be. I have no doubt that Heaven just got a gorgeous new angel. Thank you for sharing her with the rest of us. Love to you all, Lynn Wingert
Aunt Mary always had my admiration! She was my God Mother and always was interested in my life. I remember my husband, Ralph and I visiting them several years ago in their Wesley home. She listened to her husband, Uncle Louis, as he told Ralph and I all about their life together while he was in the band. She loved him dearly, I could see. And I noticed her fine points of hospitality bringing out trays of food and offering drinks, etc. What a gracious and kind person she continued to be as I remembered she was that way all the time I knew her. But, that day, they mentioned all their children and how proud they were of all of them. A life well lived, I would say. I have always held her close to my heart and will always remember her as the sweetest Aunt and God Mother one could have.
Mary Lou (Grandgenett) Crawford
Sylvia and family;
So sorry for your loss. It makes not difference the age, it is so hard to say goodbye to your dear Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Braley (Arndorfer)
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