December 24, 1920 – March 13, 2019
Lois was born to Ralph and Lavina (Fazel) Hendricks at home on Christmas Eve in Palmyra. She passed away March 13, 2019. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938. She was married to Verne Zink for 60 years until his death in 1998.
Lois was employed during World War II, at Cushman's, making bomb fuses, while Verne was serving with the Navy. She later became the manager for Skyline Dairy Stores in Lincoln (16 years) and then worked as an insurance underwriter for Banker's Life in Des Moines, and at National Parts Center in Chicago, following Verne's transfers to both cities. They both retired to Lincoln in 1973.
They were longstanding members of Grace Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Lois enjoyed her working career, but was also able to be a full-time mother to her two children and grandmother to the grandchildren. The couple had a daughter, Connie and a son, Norman. She was 54 when the couple retired so she was able to enjoy many more years of good times with family and friends, some of whom she has had since the age of four.
Survived by daughter, Connie Dewey; son, Norman (Pat) Zink, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Joy and Rick Evans, Jacque and Glen Stuefer, all of Lincoln, Andrew and Debbie Dungan, Ft. Colllins, Colo., Stephanie Geery-Zink and Roger Geery, Nicole and Kris Hatfield, and Benjamin and Yoko Iwasaki-Zink, all of Lincoln and Michelle Dungan of Ft. Collins, Colo.; step-grandchildren, Katy and Michael Giedt of White City, Ore., and Anne and John Porter of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 great-grandchildren; special friends, Howard and Kay Bailey; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Verne; sons-in-law, Robert Dungan and Arthur Dewey; sister and brother-in-law, Opal and Gerald Reger.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to The Legacy and Avalon Hospice for the care and love they showed Lois.
Lois requested no flowers. Memorials to New Hope Methodist Church, formerly Grace Methodist Church, 1205 N. 45th Street Lincoln, NE 68503. Funeral service: 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Condolences: lincolnfh.com