Arnold H. “Arnie” Gink, 84, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Sept. 24, 2019, at Aurora Medical Center Hospital in Ke­no­sha, Wis.

Arnie was born on April 18, 1935, to Harry and Elsie (Schwartz) Gink in Madison.

He was a graduate of Madison East High School and worked for Moseley’s Office Supplies until 1972, at which time he purchased and operated Tri-County Office Equipment in West Bend, Wis.

Upon selling the store in 1989, he moved to Phelps, Wis., where he operated The Gink’s Eagle View Rentals until retiring back to Madison in 2013.

Arnie also spent eight years on a crash crew with the Wisconsin Air National Guard. 

Arnie was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

At various times during his life he enjoyed performing as a magician, being a businessman, muskie fishing, playing golf, basketball, softball (until age 72), bowling and dominoes. He had been the president of Kiwanis in West Bend and president of Lions Club in Phelps; and was an avid Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks, and Green Bay Packers fan.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Daniel; and sister, LaVonne; and is survived by his son, David; daughter, Christine (Richard) Burt; and his four grandchildren, Clayton, Cody, Mikayla and Lynsey.

Funeral services will be held at Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at noon with the Rev. Stephen Feith officiating. A visitation will be  held at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.  Graveside services will be held at Lakeview Lutheran Cemetery, Madison.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison, (608) 249-6666; www.cressfuneralservice.com.

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