SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Paul Gordon Fink, 60, formerly of Aitkin, died unexpectedly of coronary heart disease the evening of July 9, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born April 9, 1951, in Jackson. He lived a remarkable and adventurous life. He was a kindhearted veterinarian and skilled surgeon. He was humble in his abilities, graduating as a doctor by age 24 while putting himself through college. He owned Aitkin Vet Clinic for 18 years. He moved to Phoenix to start a new life. There he worked at the Arizona Humane Society which was a good fit for his abilities and his compassionate beliefs in animal care. He was an active member of AVMA for 37 years. He looked forward to retiring to Minnesota and fishing with his family and friends, woodworking as his father Lloyd had taught him and traveling in his airplane he and Katherin named “Madeline.” He was an avid reader and always had an opinion on everything and if he didn’t understand something he set out to learn about it. He was extremely kind and generous and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Paul would only want celebration in his remembrance. He was a Christian and believed he would be reunited with his mom Evie and dad Lloyd whom he talked of often in this life.
Paul is survived by his wife, Katherin (Dingman); daughters and sons-in-law, Brynne (Fink) Campbell and Dave Campbell, of Elk Mound, Wis., Samantha (Fink) Seibert and Jon Seibert, of Brainerd; granddaughter, Jonna Seibert, of Brainerd; brothers, Roger Fink, of Palo Alter, Calif., and James Fink, of Minneapolis; extended family, Lauren and Scott Reilly, of Chicago.
His favorite home was Aitkin where his ashes will be returned. There will be a gathering time for friends and family 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.