Barbara Dell Blink, of Antigo, died Friday, April 13, 2012 at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. She was 77 years old. She was born on July 4, 1934 in Racine, a daughter of Henry and Beulah (Fritchen) Zeihen. She married Donald Blink in 1957, the couple later divorced.
She was a graduate of St. Mary's Springs High School and received a Bachelors Degree from St. Norbert College. She was a medical technologist at the Medical Building here in Antigo for a number of years. She then moved to Appleton to be closer to her family.
She served on St. Hyacinth Grade School's board of education and was active as a volunteer for the Red Cross, the Antigo Music Association and was a Cub Scout den mother and a Brownie leader.
She enjoyed gardening and prized her roses above all others. She also passed time with crocheting, needle work, painting and golf.
Survivors include a daughter, Julie (Patrick) Brady, St. Charles, IL; three sons, Jeffrey Blink, Green Bay, Brian (Laurie) Blink, Antigo, and David Blink, Little Chute; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Thomas Blink, Janie Blink, Maeve, Kelly, Patrick and Grace Brady; two sisters, Jeanne (Bob) Pfister, Kaukauna and Mary (Ray) Walls, Pagosa Springs, CO; and a brother, Richard (Susan) Ziehen, Darboy.
She was preceded in death by her son, Joel Blink and her brother in infancy, Thomas Zeihen.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial will take place in the Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:30 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 - 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home. A parish wake service will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for your family at this time. We all have fond memories thru the years. The Klinetob family Carson Klinetob, Sandy Klinetob Beggs, Diane Klinetob Weirich
We extend our condolence for your loss. I prefer to remember the good times, like the Thanksiving Day tradition. Spending the day in Antigo, the great meal Barb prepared for so many people, sitting by the fireplace just visiting, all the kids running around. Great times! I also remember the picture of Julie on the cover of Knight Life, I believe, when she was named Homecoming Queen at St Norbert College. Mom standing by her side with the biggest smile revealing the great pride she had for her daughter. She did a great job raising her family, I'm sure she was proud of each of you. We will remember Barb and all of you in our prayers.
Jeff and Family. I am saddened by your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
So sorry for your loss. My Grandma shared a room with Barb at Eastview and she always kept an eye on my grandma. She will be missed
Dear Julie, Jeff, Brian, and David, I met your Mom at St. Mary's Springs Academy when we were fourteen. The first week she came up to me after one of our classes and said, I want to be your friend, and we were friends from that day on. We have not been together for several years, but Barbara was and is special to me. Even as I write this I can hear her saying, "Now, Toni..." as she was about to give me some advice. Though I rarely took her advice I loved to hear her give it because I knew it was coming from a place of deep affection. We were blessed in being able to share and support each other in many high and low times in our lives and our love for one another never wavered. I look forward to being with Barbara again in God's kingdom. Barbara loved her children and grandchildren. God bless each of you in your time of grief.
Brian & Family, We are sorry for your loss and send our condolences. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your fellow Kiwanians - Antigo Kiwanis Club
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14:1-3 I know you are resting in His everlasting arms, Barbara, pain free. Love, your sister, Mary
Dear Jeff & Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Kind Regards Al Muns
Julie & Family, We are sorry for your loss and send our condolences. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan, Teri, Danielle & Tom
Sorry about your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
David, So sorry to hear about your mom. May God grant you and your family His peace, and comfort all of you through this challenging time with His amazing grace.
Dear Brian and Family, We were sorry to read of your mother's death. You are in our prayers at this very sad time. Sincerely, Nancy and Ron
Dear David, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family will be in my prayers. Take care and God Bless, Lori Kons
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