Rene (Nause) Zink

Mrs. Zink

The afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, Rene (Nause) Zink, 54, departed this earth, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 4, 1961, to Marilyn “Sue” and Dale Nause.

Rene was so many things to so many people. It is impossible to convey all that she was in any amount of words, but she was most proud of being “Nay Nay” to her granddaughter, Kennedi, Grandma to Kody and Ava, more-than-a-mother to her children, Ryan (Carrie) Stohl and Becky (Ryan) MacLean, and a patient, loving and take-charge wife to Doug. She also was a sister, aunt, friend, bartender, traveler, adventure seeker, fire queen, camping enthusiast, Cavaliers fan, Buddy Guy lover and hot-mama Harley rider. She always was the spirit of any group, and her loud, contagious laugh instilled joy in all those around her, reminding us of her zest for life.

Her time on this earth unexpectedly was cut short, but she continues to guide us on our ride through life. She reminds us that we need to “learn to live a little. See more, do more and laugh more, because you never know when you’ll be here again.” She now is on her eternal vacation, pouring mimosas, keeping the fire burning in anticipation for our eventual arrival and riding around her slice of the afterlife in a golf-cart with her beautiful mutt, Porkchop. And yes, Porkchop still is the driver.

In true Rene fashion, there won’t be a funeral, but a big outdoor party celebrating life at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 842 E. CR 201, Fremont, OH, 43420. There will be laughing, eating, sharing of memories and, of course, a fire.

Rather than sending flowers, please consider making a donation to American Heart Association, or simply do something kind for someone and remind them to pay it forward.

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, is assisting Rene’s family.

Online condolences can be shared at www.hermanfh.com.