George Frink Obituary

George R. Frink
George R. Frink

July 25, 1918 - January 25, 2010
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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George R. Frink, 91, of Des Moines died of a heart attack on Monday, January 25, 2010. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 28 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel.
George was born in Des Moines and graduated from East High School and Des Moines College of Law. During World War II he served as an U.S. Army Intelligence Staff Officer for the First Army. He landed at D-Day plus 5 and fought throughout the European Theater. He witnessed history, serving with the first troops to enter Paris and Dachau as well as with the troops who met the Russians at the Elbe River. After the War he continued his military service by joining the Army Reserves, retiring 32 years later as a Lieutenant Colonel.
George worked for 27 years at IMT Insurance retiring as President and CEO in 1988. He was active in many national insurance associations. He held membership in the Masonic Lodge, Des Moines Consistory, Za Ga Zig Shrine and Jesters. He assisted the American Red Cross with many projects and served as a board member and past president of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
Following retirement George and his wife, Liz, spent many winters at their home in Rogers, Arkansas. There he enjoyed hunting, fishing and his fishing buddies. George liked to read and played golf year round.
George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Liz Frink of Des Moines; a brother, Robert Frink of Burlington, IA; and two nephews, Robert Frink of Rock Island, IL and Steven Frink of Key Largo, FL.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund or the Des Moines Golf and Country Club Education Fund.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE
Westover Funeral Home
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
11:00 AM

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Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Des Moines Golf & Country Club Scholarship Fund
1600 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266