Benjamin L. Wink of Aitkin, Minnesota

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Graveside services for Benjamin L. Wink of Aitkin, Minnesota
were held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the
Lakeside Cemetery near Hancock. Rev. Ginger Beck will be

Benjamin Lewis Wink, son of Steven & Sherry (Meierding)
Wink, was born May 26, 1987 in Cambridge, Minnesota, where
he was baptized September 27, 1987 by Rev. Joe Ellenbaus at the
United Methodist Church. Ben was later confi rmed April 20,
2003 by Rev. Mark Bengtson at Cascade Methodist Church
in Deerwood, Minnesota. Ben grew up in Crosby, graduating
from Crosby-Ironton High School in June 2006.

Following high school, Ben went to Heavy Equipment
Training, Level II in Florida in 2007. After his training, he
returned home before working as a truck driver for a couple
years in North Dakota. He then worked various jobs in
Minnesota, eventually taking a job with Polaris Company
in Roseau, where he was employed at the time of his death. When he wasn’t working, Ben
could be found enjoying his love for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling
and riding his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Ben
also had an interest in fl ying small aircraft, and had taken flying
lessons for a period of time. Most of all, Ben enjoyed the time he
spent with friends and family, and could always be found doing
something with his dad and his brother, Luke.

March 17 of this year, Ben lost his two best friends, when he
and his dad and brother were involved in a tragic car accident.
It is everyone’s hope that Ben’s pain and suffering has been replaced
with God’s overwhelming love and grace, and the three
of them are once again together in God’s House.

Ben passed away July 26, 2013, and will forever be missed by
those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his mother, Sherry Wink of Aitkin; his
grandmother, Kathy Meierding of Hancock; his great-grandmother,
Bernice Barsness of Hancock; aunts & uncles: Brian &
Kim Wink of Alexandria, Tom Wink of Eden Valley, Greg &
Stella Wink of Lakeville, Colleen Sulier of Halstead, KS, Jerry
Meierding of Hancock, Terry & Angela Meierding of Hancock
and Melissa Klima (fiancé, Jamie Boller) of Prior Lake; as well
as many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Steve Wink; his brother,
Luke Wink; grandparents: Norman & Lila Wink and Elmer
Meierding Jr.; uncles: Ron Sulier and Dean Wink and one aunt,
Linda Solomon.


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