Obituary for Susan Kay Zink

Susan K. Zink, 80, of Wapakoneta, passed away 2:45 a.m., Fri. Dec. 13, 2019, at Otterbein-St. Marys, with her family at her side. She was born June 3, 1939, in Lima, the daughter of Oscar & Hilma (Steinke) Ruppert, who preceded her in death. On April 30, 1960, she married Ralph E. Zink, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2008.
Survivors include,
5 children, Brian (Vickie) Zink, St. Johns, OH;
Brett (Randy Bly) Zink, Wapakoneta;
Brad (Claire) Zink, San Antonio, TX;
Billy (Tiffany) Zink, Lima;
Nita (Eddie) Meyer, Van Wert, OH;
11 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren;
Siblings, Melanie Sheipline, Buckland, OH;
Kris Ruppert, Wapakoneta;
Ted (Mary Jane) Ruppert, Wapakoneta;
Rudy (Jill) Ruppert, Jackson Center;
Sister-in-law, Paula Ruppert, Wapakoneta,
Numerous nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dave Ruppert, and a brother-in-law, Ray Sheipline.

A homemaker, Susan worked as a LPN at the Detmer Hospital, Troy, OH. She was a member of the St. Petersburg Parishes. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, and St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg. Susan volunteered at church and for several other organizations. A 1957 graduate of St. Joseph High School, she was a member of the Wapakoneta Eagles, Aerie #691. Susan enjoyed crocheting, reading and traveling.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thurs. Dec. 19, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Jarred Kohn officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive family and friends 2-8 p.m., Wed. and 9-10 a.m., Thurs. at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (St. Rt. 501) Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the UAW Ford Ramp Crew or the Cancer Assn. of Auglaize Co. Condolences may be expressed at