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Karrie L. Zinken – Obituary

Name: Karrie L. Zinken

Age: 55

Born: 04-11-1964

Died: 11-05-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Karrie L. Zinken, age 55 of Minneapolis and formerly of Richmond who passed away unexpectantly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at her home.
Karrie was born April 11, 1964 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Gerald and Deanna (Daniels) Zinken. She grew up on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes in Richmond and was a 1982 graduate of Rocori High School. Karrie graduated from Lowthian Fashion College in Minneapolis and attended Iowa State University. She was employed as a manager by the GAP, Ann Taylor and most recently Carter’s OshKosh in the Twin Cities. Karrie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Minneapolis; she volunteered at work, Sophia’s school, and church.
Karrie was a season ticket holder and avid Minnesota Lynx fan, she loved music especially Prince and Joan Jett and the Black Hearts. She proudly considered herself the world’s luckiest mama.
Karrie is survived by her daughter, Sophia (13); mother, Deanna of St. Joseph; brother, Kurt (Jessica) of Aurora, Illinois; niece, Ella; Sophia’s father, Steve Thomas of Eagan; and her extensive network of friends especially her Rocori girlfriends. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry.   
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Sophia’s education fund or Venmo @Sophia_Fund. 

Guestbook for Karrie L. Zinken

Katie (Keizer) Thurman
, Friend
November 9, 2019, 3:09 am
To Karrie's dear daughter Sophia, her mother Deanna, and family and friends who mourn her loss, you have my deepest sympathy. Karrie was a very special person, and had a profound impact on me as a young woman. She was the store manager at the Gap Outlet in Albertville, MN, where we worked together for several years. Karrie inspired me with her kindness, knowledge, and love for fashion and people, to attend Iowa State University. I did just that, and received my bachelors degree, with a double major in fashion merchandising and marketing. She was a dear friend and loved by many, and will be so greatly missed.
Mary Glosson
, None
November 9, 2019, 12:28 am
Kurt, Jessica, Ella and Family, I am so sorry about your loss. Lots of love and prayers.
Kathy Banta
, friend
November 7, 2019, 3:43 pm
I worked with Karrie at Ann Taylor several years back. I was always happy when I opened with her because she always had a smile. She was full of joy and cared about others and boy, she was so very proud of her daughter, Sophia! She'd tell stories of Sophia and share pictures. Sophia was her pride. Karrie was a light where ever she was. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathies to Sophia and family. Your mom was a very special lady. Sincerely, Kathy Banta
Larry and Betty Zins
, Friends
November 7, 2019, 3:14 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zinken family.
Paulette Zinken Christensen
, Cousin
November 7, 2019, 3:15 am
Deanna and Sophia I am so very sorry for loss.
Colleen Zinken Young
, Cousin
November 7, 2019, 2:57 am
Sophia and Deanna, I am so sorry for your loss.
Gina Stuart-Nowicki
, cousin
November 7, 2019, 1:10 am
Auntie, Sophia, Kurt, and family!! I am so, so very sorry to hear about Karrie!! If you guys need anything at all, PLEASE don't hesitate to ask me! love you guys! Gina, Kassidy, Kody, Gary, Greg and Mike
Margo Wagner
, Cousin
November 6, 2019, 11:22 pm
Sophia and Deanna, My heart is broken for both of you. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Karrie Lynn. She was the Best, Margo & Family

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