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October 19, 2013

Donna B. Fink

Sept. 7, 1925 - Oct. 16, 2013

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Donna B. Fink, 88, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

She was the daughter of Joseph and Mabel (Gustin) Engle, born on Sept. 7, 1925, in Middletown. 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, Miss., Butch (Debbie) Fink of Columbus, Ind., Tim Fink, Becky (Terry) Merriman of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Mike Parton of Punta Gorda, Fla.; brothers, Jack (Joyce) Engle of Anderson, Bud (Betty) Engle of Anderson and Richard (Marita) Engle of Anderson; sisters, Mary (Larry) McCarty of Indianapolis and Judy Bailey of Anderson; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ralph Fink; a granddaughter; a step-grandson; sisters, Louise and Jean; and two infant brothers.

Rev. John Baily will conduct a service at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton Street (U.S. 31) in Franklin, Ind.

Friends may call Tuesday from noon until the time of service at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ind.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at or

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