July 10, 2016
William “Bill” Herman Zenk, 99, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Sioux Center Health and Hospice.
Memorial service was Wednesday, July 13, at United Presbyterian Church, Boyden, with interment in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Hull.
William Zenk was born June 12, 1917 in Regent, N.D., the son of Pastor Arnold and Anna (Buethener) Zenk. Growing up, he lived in many different towns in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. In May 1941, he entered the U.S. Army and served four years
On Sept. 6, 1945, he married Mildred J. Dickmann. They farmed northwest of Hull 37 years. On Thanksgiving Day 1981 they retired and moved to Boyden.
Survivors include his wife; a son Leslie (Connie) Zenk of Vinton, Iowa; a daughter, Gayle Ten Haken of Boyden; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene (Shirley) Zenk of Denison, Iowa; a sister, Dorothy (Bernie) De Boer of LeMars, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Lenyce Zenk of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Elma and Frank Jewett, and three brothers, Arnold, Robert and Francis Zenk.