Alberta Wink, 87, of Oxford Junction passed away at the Clarence Nursing Home on Dec. 17, 2019.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction. A visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held at Mayflower Cemetery. Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service of Oxford Junction is assisting the family.

Alberta L. (Fowler) Wink was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in rural Oxford Junction, the daughter of Harry and Elsie Fowler. She attended country school and then graduated from Oxford Junction schools in 1950. She married Richard Wink on June 3, 1951, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction. She spent many years helping do bookwork for her husband’s oil business and helping many years with the Oxford Junction Fire Department, preparing the food for the annual fireman’s supper as well as washing and ironing the red aprons for the fireman’s pancake breakfast.

Alberta helped with the Matra Dames catering service for many years until they all retired. She was then known for her gardening and flower beds and her love for baking cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She cleaned for Lahey Funeral Home for many years before retiring from that also. Her all around love for being outside was the most remembering thing.

She is survived by her children; daughters, Anita (Lynn) Lasack and Lola (Jim) Lasack, both of Oxford Junction; sons, Steve (D’Anna) Wink of Peosta and Terry (Beth) Wink of Wyoming; a daughter-in-law, Carol Wink of Maquoketa; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren, with another to arrive in April. She is also survived by sister-in-laws, Gleny Flower of Oxford Junction and Margaret Fowler of Maquoketa; and a brother-in-law, Keith Wink, and sister-in-law, Belinda Wink, both of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard “Dick;” a son, Lonnie “Toad” Wink; and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.

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