BRYAN, Texas - Clair E. "Sarge" Fink, 89, was called home on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2013.
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Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4221 Boonville Road, Bryan, Texas 77802 with Pastor Randall Bard officiating. Interment will be 3 p.m. Friday at Nat Cemetery in Nat. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.
Clair was born Sept. 24, 1924 in Westgate, Iowa the son of Ernest and Bertha (Greaning) Fink. He attended classes in Upper Iowa University. In 1944 Clair entered in the U.S Army, during his military career he received many awards. He spent time in Korea serving in various theaters. His final assignment was at the ROTC Program at Texas A&M University where he held the rank of Command Sergeant Major until his retirement in September 1966. After retiring from the Army, Sgt. Fink worked in Payroll and Student Financial Aid offices at Texas A&M where he retired in 1985.
During his life Sgt. Fink was an active member at Bethel Lutheran Church serving on various committees. He was a member of the Bryan Evening Lion's Club serving as president for several years, and a wonderful supporter of Still Creek Ranch.
Sarge is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gloria Fink; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rachel and Virgil Wedemeier, Julia and Ray Oltrogge and Vernon Wedemeier.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Phyllis Fink of Kent, Wash., Richard and Jo Fink of Fairbank, sister, Joan Wedemeier of Oran; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a special friend who helped care for him in recent years, Barbara Jones of Bryan, Texas.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Joseph's Manor, Bethel Lutheran Church family and all his friends at Watercrest for their love, care and support of Clair.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 4221 Boonville Road, Bryan, Texas 77802 or Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Road, Bryan, Texas 77808.
Published in Oelwein Daily Register on Nov. 14, 2013