2/9/1948 – 8/7/2020
Charlotte Marie Fink went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 7, 2020. She was born to Otis and Belva Rand on Feb. 9, 1948. Char was the second of five children and loved the Lord and music from an early age. She enjoyed providing special music, including the Christmas Tree Choir, while attending Karlsburg Church and Calvary Covenant Church, where she was also confirmed. Char excelled in school, graduated from Webster High School, and had a life-long passion for education and children.
She married John Fink, who calls Charlotte the love of his life. To their union, three children were born. John and Char owned and operated Siren Home Bakery in their early years of marriage. Charlotte decorated beautiful cakes there. Upon sale of the bakery, Char found it a privilege to be a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. She also provided daycare during this time. John and Char then owned and operated Jensen-Sundquist Insurance Agency, where Char was the secretary and receptionist.
Charlotte will be forever remembered for her cookies, kindness, and great hospitality. She has been described as non-judgemental, classy, remarkable, the Jackie Kennedy of the family, and the June Cleaver of the north woods. She was a true woman of God and used her skills to teach Sunday School, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, and serve in the kitchen and nursery at the First Baptist Church of Webster, where she was a member all of her adult years. She hosted many events for family and friends and cared for sick family members. Char and John also fostered some very special children. Charlotte was an amazing mother, but her love and skill at caring for her grandchildren were second to none! She made a point to make their favorite foods and was always open to making a new memory with them by spending time on the beach, playing games and traveling.
Charlotte will remain in the heart of her husband, John; children, Kimberly (Jeffrey) Ristrom, Paula (Shawn) Gudmunsen, John (Rose) Fink; and grandchildren, Zachary (Maria) Ristrom, Benjamin (Aleena Suvanphim) Ristrom, Karlyn (Anthony Tyler) Ristrom, Seth Gudmunsen, Evan Gudmunsen, Blake (Shania Skarda) Winter, Dacoda Fink, Tyler Fink, Dillon Fink, Lovelynn Richards, Evan Richards, Lily Reason, and Elijah Porter; great grandchildren, Jordan Ristrom and Oliver Zeitz. She is also survived by her siblings, Carol Thomas, Larry (Karen) Rand, Jerry (Irene) Rand, and Janell (Greg) Wagner, sister-in-law Donna Hagert, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Charlotte also considered those at First Baptist Church of Webster and Provincetown community in Ft. Myers, Florida, as family.
Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Belva Rand, and father and mother-in-law, Donald and Arlene Fink.
A drive through visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Webster on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, from 4-7 p.m., weather permitting. Alternative plans in case of inclement weather will be a walk -through visitation in the church fellowship hall, using social distancing and masks, please. A private, family funeral service will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. All arrangements were handled by Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation.