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BLOOMINGTON — Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Fink, 80, Bloomington, died Sunday (May 22, 2011) at Martin Health Care, Bloomington.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. The Rev. Michael McGaughan will officiate. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. 

She was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Delafield Wis., the daughter of James and Leila McKinnis. She married George Fink on Feb. 3, 1951, in Oshkosh, Wis.

She is survived by her loving husband, George; daughters, Georgia (Steve) Oltman, Chenoa, and Carolyn (Bert) Toews, Casper, Wyo.; and four dearly loved and cherished grandchildren, Jim (Val Kovalsky) Oltman, Bloomington; Dan Oltman, Los Angeles; Sarah (Bob Keating) Toews, Albuquerque; and Ben Toews, Chicago. She also leaves behind her sisters, Peggy (Don) LeBeck and Chris (Doug) Steeples; brother, Jim (Jackie) MacKinnis; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one sister preceded her in death. 

Betty spent her early years in Oshkosh, Wis. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, prior to marrying George. Following their marriage, she moved to Key West, Fla., where his ship was stationed and Georgia was born. After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Menomonie, Wis., where George finished his degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Carolyn was born in Menomonie.

Betty and George lived and raised their family in Hoffman Estates, before moving to Fort Collins, Colo., to be close to the mountains they loved, and their daughter, Carolyn, and her family. When Betty’s health necessitated a lower altitude, they moved to Bloomington to be near their daughter, Georgia, and family.  Wherever she lived, she made many wonderful friends who will dearly miss her energy and keen mind.  The friends she made at Second Presbyterian and the Prayer Lunch Group were very important to her. 

Betty enjoyed camping, sewing, reading, playing bridge and traveling to        Europe and Navy reunions. She was especially proud of her Scottish heritage. But her passion was always her family and the loving and beautiful homes she created for George and their daughters.

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