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Obituary: Donna Fink, Punta Gorda, Fla.

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Donna Fink, 88, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mabel (Gustin) Engle, born on September 7, 1925, in Middletown, Indiana.

At an early age, Donna lived at the Indiana Masonic Home where she met and fell in love with Ralph Fink. As a pastor’s wife, she was very active in all of the associations of A.R.C. and continued her work at home caring for and teaching arts and crafts to the mentally challenged. Donna was a talented seamstress and interior designer and did floral arrangements. She enjoyed doing crafts and crocheting, and woodworking projects with her husband, especially making toys and dolls of all types. Donna was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Donna will be greatly missed by her children, Charlene (Robert) Roberson of Jackson, Mississippi, Butch (Debbie) Fink of Columbus, IN, Tim Fink, Becky (Terry) Merriman of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Mike Parton of Punta Gorda, Florida; brothers, Jack (Joyce) Engle of Anderson, IN, Bud (Betty) Engle of Anderson, IN, and Richard (Marita) Engle of Anderson, IN; sisters, Mary (Larry) McCarty of Indianapolis and Judy Bailey of Anderson, IN; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Ralph Fink; one granddaughter; one stepgrandson; sisters, Louise and Jean; and two infant brothers.

The Reverend John Bailey will conduct a funeral service on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, Indiana. Friends may call from noon until service time Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202.

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