Harold Schink (1920 – 2006)
Harold A. Schink passed from this life to join his Lord and Savior on the morning of January 17, 2006 at the Woodstock Health and Rehab. Center in Kenosha.
Harold was born in Racine, March 23, 1920 to Martha and August Schink. He graduated from Horlick High School in 1938. While at Horlick, he met his wife, Evalyn Neumann and they were married on December 19, 1941 until her death on March 17, 1989.
Harold had two children of his own, Lynnda Schink and Dianne Beaugrand and two he took into his heart and cherished as his own, Dianne Benner and Joey Cacciotti.
Harold worked as a Safety Director for Massey Harris Ferguson, the Racine Safety Council, and sold safety products for Pagel Safety in Milwaukee. Loving to work hard and fix things, Harold also remodeled and managed several rental properties in the Racine area over the years.
He was an avid reader, Civil War buff, fan of Dixieland Jazz music and lover of travel and adventure. After his wife?s death, Harold made many trips visiting Cuba, Central America, the Amazon, Great Britain, Hawaii, and Las Vegas. He was particularly fond of the cruises he took in the Caribbean. Harold had a charismatic smile and he loved to meet people and share their stories.
He loved a good argument on politics or aspects of the news, especially with his good friend and neighbor, the late Ed Yannish.
Harold was a lifelong member of St. John?s Lutheran Church on Erie St. in Racine. He served on both the Mt. Pleasant Town Board and the Racine County Board as well as on many committees.
Harold is survived by his two daughters, four grandchildren, Kelly (Roy) Rodriguez of Texas, Brett (Amanda) Beaugrand of Racine, Krissy (Jeff) Marsh of Racine, and Heide Beaugrand of Racine, and 12 great-grandchildren. His beloved sister Dorothy Engberg of Racine survives him and nieces Noreen Engberg of Racine, Eileen (Steve) Fischer of Racine, and nephew Richard Christenson of Chicago. He is also survived by his very special friend, Estelle Reid of Sussex.
A memorial service will be held at St. John?s Lutheran Church (1501 Erie St.) in Racine at 3:00pm on Saturday, January 21, 2006. A Visitation will begin at 2:00pm until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. John?s Lutheran Church.