Michael G. Fink, 58, of Mountain Home, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at his home following an illness.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses located at 1170 E. 9th South St. in Mountain Home. Cremation is under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Michael was born on December 13, 1949 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Donald and Frieda Fink.
Michael went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1968, soon after graduating from high school. He spent 25 years as a switchman/brakeman, during which time he was promoted to the position of conductor.
After marrying in August of 1971, his desire was, to first and foremost, fulfill the responsibility to provide for his family -- his wife, Betty, and their children, Rebekah and Aaron, which he did with much success, his family said, adding "he loved the earth and was truly a gardener at heart. He enjoyed the outdoors and took his family camping, and fishing frequently."
"Michael was an avid reader, thereby learning how to fix just about anything that would breakdown within the household," his family said. "When it came to the family car, Michael wasn't just a backyard mechanic he was a perfectionist always wanting his family, and others on the highway, to be safe.
"He loved life, his family and his God, Jehovah, in whom he put trust, in God's promise of a resurrection to everlasting life on earth in paradise, just as God has so purposed."
Michael is survived by: his wife, Betty, of Mountain Home; his daughter, Rebekah, and her husband, Brian Lawes, of Nampa; his son, Aaron, and his wife, Summer Fink, of Mountain Home; his father, Donald Fink; his brothers, Patrick and David; his sisters Debrah, Pamala and Rachell, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frieda, one brother and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael Fink's name to Angels Anonymous, c/o Horizon Home Hospice, 560 N. 6th East St., Mountain Home, ID 83647.