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Vonda Serl "Marie" Frink


1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Vonda Serl "Marie" Frink Obituary
Vonda "Marie" Serl Frink was born on May 26, 1942 in Yuma, Colorado to Alvin and Vonda Watson Serl. She was the last of four children, and the only girl. She departed this life peacefully on April 21, 2014 at the age of 71 after suffering a stroke.

Marie was a very strong, independent, and resilient woman that we all came to know and love. All the nieces and nephews have very fond memories of getting lifesaver books for Christmas from Aunt Marie. We all measured our height on Grandpa and Grandma's wall to see who was taller Aunt Marie or us. It was always an accomplishment when we became taller than her, and she always got teased that she was the shorter person. She always smiled at each of us and knew we made our goal of beating her in height. She had a giggle that was more like a cackle that made each of us smile when she was up to something ornery or we had done something to her.

Marie graduated with the Yuma High School class of 1960. After school she became a waitress at many local eating establishments including Keno's, Wooden Spoon, Hearty Rancher, and Norka. She was always friendly to all her customers, teasing them with a smile and a giggle.

Marie married Harold Creland Frink Sr. in Akron. Unfortunately, they did not have much time together, before Harold died on December 14, 1985. They enjoyed their time together immensely and Marie inherited another loving family as Harold's embraced her.

Marie enjoyed doing embroidery on tea towels, which she sold to many friends and gave many sets to family members. She enjoyed her Sunday morning breakfast with sister-in-law Lois and many Akron friends. She enjoyed listening to the radio as she watched TV. She was always watching a cooking show or old westerns. She also liked to watch the Colorado Rockies. When Julie would take Aunt Marie to ALCO she always had to go look at the merchandise that was advertised on television to see if she would need it at home.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Vonda, brothers Leslie, Kenneth and Bruce Serl, husband Harold Frink, nephew George Nowlin, and great nephews Lance Leslie and Dane Michael Serl.

She leaves to mourn her passing sister-in-laws Shirley Serl, Marlene Serl, and Lois Serl, numerous nieces and nephews, and many members of Harold's family.

Services were held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Yuma with Pastor Dave McQuisten officiating. Interment in the Akron Cemetery.

Published in Akron News-Reporter on May 1, 2014
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