Raymond G. Cink, age 74 of Osakis, formerly of Eagan, MN died on July 18, 2006 in Minneapolis.
Raymond was born on January 15, 1932 in Parker, South Dakota to George and Ruby (Douty) Cink. He graduated from Parker High School in 1050 and farmed with his father while his brothers were in the military. Ray was drafted himself into the Army in 1954 and served in the Medical Corp. After his discharge, he attended college in Madison, SD for pre-med and then transferred to Brookings and received a degree in Nursing in 1960. He married Karen Drew of Madison in 1957 and had four children. Raymond worked in Rapid City for a year in Public Health before taking a job in Duluth, MN as the Tuberculosis Epidemiologist. He received his Masters Degree in Public Health Administration from the U of M in 1966 and then worked for a couple of years in Omaha, NE. In 1969 he returned to MN and took a job as Director of Family Nursing Service in St. Paul and later became the Director of the Ramsey County Public Health Dept. His wife, Karen passed away in 1985 after a long battle with cancer and in 1991, Raymond met Lu Huback. They both retired in 1995 and enjoyed their summer home on Lake Osakis and spent the winter months in Mulberry, FL. Ray was a member of the MN Nursing Association for many years.
Besides traveling, some on Ray's favorite past times included going fishing, working in his garden, golfing and hunting. He was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed doing woodwork and photography projects. He also enjoyed singing and playing cards.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Karen.
He is survived by his beloved partner, Lu Huback of Osakis; 4 children, Cherri (Steven) Peterson of Lakeville, Connie Cink, Christine (Ronnie) Packer, all of Burnsville, Russell (Wynn) Cink of Grayslake, IL; 5 grandchildren, Kelsey Peterson, Cloe Cink, Lauren, Jaclyn and Hayden Cink; 5 brothers, Derald (Janice) Cink of Sioux Falls, Donald (Millie) Cink of Blaine, Alvin (Dee) Cink of Sioux Falls, John Cink of Parker, SD, Gordon (Doreen) Cink of Sioux Falls; 2 sisters, Margaret Bohner of Sioux Falls and Mary Miller of Parker, SD; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Raymond will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at 11:00 am at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Chapel in Osakis with Rev. Larry Pearson officiating. Military honors are provided by the Osakis VFW Post #7902. Interment is at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN at 2:30 pm.
Arrangements were handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.