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Harry J. “Jack” Sink

Posted September 03, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown, Waukee, West Des Moines
Harry J. “Jack” Sink, 86, died Friday, August 28, 2015, at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2015, at First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. in Des Moines. Private burial was held at Glendale Cemetery.

Harry J. "Jack" Sink

Harry J. “Jack” Sink

Jack was born on July 7, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa to Harry and Alice (Harrington) Sink. He attended Kemper Military School and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He also attended Grandview College. Jack met his future wife on a double date during the Christmas holidays in 1951. He married Patricia Ann Pendleton on April 18, 1953, and they made their home in Des Moines. Jack joined his father, Harry, at Sink Paper about 1950 and became owner in 1961. He enjoyed going into the office until this year, never really retiring.

Jack was a member of First Christian Church since he was a child, always enjoying the discussion group at church. He could be found walking to and from church on most any given Sunday. He was also a member of Sertoma Club, The Y’s Men’s Club, YMCA, Toastmasters, and Wakonda Club. Jack loved to play golf for a good walk and the friendships fostered by it. In later years he enjoyed playing cards with his buddies.

Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pat, his children, Marc (Barbara) Sink of Grand Rapids, MI, Barbara (Jay) Sink-Krusenstjerna of Waukee, James (Cara) Sink of Des Moines, and Carol (Rick) Phillips of Columbus, OH; sister, Marilyn Sink (Bruno) Jaselskis of Evanston, IL; his grandchildren, Laurel, Neil, Eileen, Rita, Renee, Eric, Warren, Katie, Logan, and Ian; four step-grandchildren, John, Austin, Kimberly and Meredith; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50311, Youth Homes of Mid-America, 7085 NW Beaver Dr, Johnston, IA 50131 or Salvation Army, 520 – 35th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

Jack will always be remembered for his humor, feisty discussions, and clapping for his grandchildren. He was a surprising man!

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ DUNN’S CHAPEL.





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