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Mary Lou Wink, age 72, of Kahoka, MO, formerly of Buffalo, IA, died peacefully Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at her home surrounded by family.
Mary was born August 25, 1938, in Dyersville, IA, one of fourteen children of Albert and Marie Lukan Digmann.
The past twenty-two years Mary had shared her life with her companion and best friend, Mark J. Wellman, formerly of West Liberty, IA.
Survivors include Mark Wellman of Kahoka; her sons: Michael (Stephanie) Wink of Sherrard, IL, Marvin (Tammie) Wink of Buffalo, IA, Rick (Laurel) Schoon of Rock Island, IL, Ron (Donna) Schoon of Aledo, IL; step-daughters: Cindy (Craig) Kahl of Durant, IA, Roxie Hoffman of Durant, IA; Marks daughter, Leasa (Bruce) Lantzky of Waverly, IA; her
grandchildren: Gavin, Christina, Kennedy and Kila Wink, Timothy, Geoff, Katie, Kevin, Justin, Shyla, and Ashley Schoon, Cain and Calli Kahl, Taylor and Dakota Hoffman, and Trey and Natalie Lantzky; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Donald Digmann of Waterloo, IA, Shirley Weber of Dyersville, IA, Bonnie Pearson of Martelle, IA, Albert Jr. Digmann of Branson, MO, Carolyn Cookie Fangman of Earlville, IA, Roger Digmann of Monticello, IA, Ronnie Digmann of Dyersville, IA and Linda Mason of St. Petersburg, FL; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings: Alvin, Lloyd and Gerald Doc Digmann, Donna Pottebaum, and Betty Broell, as well as her former husband, Archie H. Wink.
Mary spent her life as a homemaker and LOVED spending time with her family and friends. In her free time she enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking, gardening, playing cards, Nascar parties, mushroom hunting, spending time at camp and at the shop. She was a proud member of the N.R.A. A special event was the family 4th of July celebrations. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy in her life.
The family would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to Blessing Hospice and Northeast Missouri Hospice for their special care and support of Mary.
At her request, her body has been cremated. A Celebration of her Life will be held at The Buffalo Community Center, Buffalo, IA, Sunday, May 1st, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m.
A memorial will be established.
Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home.
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