Marshall R. Fink

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August 11, 1981 - January 11, 2008

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Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church Mission Fund. Marshall Fink, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Friday, January 11, 2008 at the age of 26. Loving son of Richard F. Fink and Shirlee Gentles; dearest stepson of John Gentles; dear brother of Heather Gentles, Allison Gentles and James Gentles; beloved grandson of Hazel I. Nyquist, Robert Fink and George Nyquist; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, George R. Nyquist and grandmother, Ruth Fink. Marshall was a Mechanic with Marine Max (since March, 2007), a US Navy Veteran (served 4 years) and a graduate of Francis Howell High School (class of 2000). He enjoyed restoring classic cars and motorcycles. His family belongs to Messiah Lutheran Church, Weldon Spring, Missouri.

Guestbook Entries

  1. maureen wiley April 3, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Marshall I I don’t have to go all the way to Dundee to visit you and your dad anymore all I have to do is look up !!! Three roses … Miss you and your dad , and your mom is OK and she will always have undying love for you Marshall and a big hug for your dad … Love Missy

  2. Paula Linnen April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    February 22, 2008 Dear Shirlee and family of Marshall, Bruce and I send our heartfelt condolences for the lost of your dear son. I remember well the week of his birth, as well as the many Marshall stories and photos shared over the years! Please know my family and I will keep you, all who loved Marshall so dearly, and Marshall in our memories and prayers. May the good Lord shower you with graces to carry you through this time of sorrow and trial, and bless you with loving friendships and support in the month ahead. In God’s peace, Paula Linnen and family (MN)

  3. Michelle Sobol April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. I attended his services with my boyfriend, Dan Cross, on Friday and they were beautiful. Marshall would be pleased to see so many people come to pay their respects. I didn’t know Marshall as well as Dan did (they worked together), but I feel as if I knew Marshall through the wonderful stories that Dan would tell me when he came home. I feel your sorrow over your loss, I too, am a mother of angels (my 2 kids are in heaven with Marshall). No matter how old he is, he will always be your baby boy. I feel as if my angels were waiting for Marshall’s arrival and took him by the hand to lead him around heaven. I believe Marshall is a good guy and he is at peace. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything. My prayers are with you all.

  4. Gordon Giles April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    It was a pleasure to watch Marshall grow up over the summers spent with his Dad, Dick, in West Dundee, IL. Please accept our sincerest sympathies to the Gentiles and Fink families. Gordon Giles and family

  5. Brigitte Neider Cowan April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To Marshall’s family, My prayers are with you in this time of grief. Marshall was a friend of my son Dustin Neider and so many wonderful memories will live forever with me. He was like one of my own children during my son’s high school years. The boys were always together and he was so much a joyous part of our lives. He was so bright, funny and always brought a smile or laugh. The “window dance” will live forever in the hearts of the people there that day and he will be sorely missed by all of us. We love you always Marshall Brigitte and family

  6. Terri Hugo April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dearest Friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Marshy will always be remembered for his kind heart, great sense of humor, and beautiful smile. No one will ever do a better Vanilla Ice impersonation. (Ice, Ice, Baby!) Everyone who knew Marshall loved him. Our hearts ache for you. May God Bless you and give you strength knowing Marshall is at peace. We love you Marshy. Vic, Terri, Jaclyn, and Rachel

  7. Dan Cross April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To The Fink and Gentles Families May God heal your hearts quickly and fill them with loving memories of Marshall. I think that I speak for everyone in Marshall’s Marine Max Family, he will be missed and never forgotten. Gonna miss my inside source on old Harley trivia and yes, even the boat rides with him at the wheel. Better sit down and hold on!! I miss you my friend, will catch up with you later.

  8. Barbara Bateman April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Shirlee and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My heart goes out to you all. May the Lord comfort you in these tough times. Rest in Him. Love Barb

  9. Phyllis Coffin April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To the Family, My heart is broken.Marshall was like a son.He grew up with my sons. Our prayers go out to you all. Prayerfully Phyllis & Stephen Coffin

  10. Jonathan Coffin April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To all that knew Marshall, Marshall was one of my best friends some time ago. He had a heart of love and was compasionate. He was funny as it gets. He always had my friends and me laughing. He was also the best guitar player that I have ever personally met. I just wanted to share those memories with all, so they can be enjoyed by you as well. I love you Marshall, and I will always remember and miss you. God bless you. -JC-

  11. Steve and Phyllis Coffin April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dear Shirlee and all of Marshall’s family, Our prayers are with you in this time of loss. We will cherish our memories of Marshall growing up with our son. May God see you through this difficult time. Steve and Phyllis Coffin

  12. mike and nancy plunk April 6, 2009 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dear Shirlee and family, We want to let you know that you and your family are in our prayers. So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Mike, Nancy & Kaitlyn Plunk

  13. Maggie May 27, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Marshall, you where in my dream last night. I hope u are in awesome place because you are an amazing person! I will never forget you!!! You are in my heart forever!

  14. David Faber August 26, 2019 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    candle 7This is long overdue, but my sincere condolences to your family. I grew up in East Dundee and met Marshall when I was 11 (1991) and his father Richard (Dick). We instantly became great friends and I would look forward to hanging out with him every summer. Marshall and I were big fans of music, the early 90s alternative rock scene, cars and fireworks. His father treated me like a son and took us to car shows and swap meets, and I would love watching him work on this cars in amazement. I lost my father at 13 so to have this great friend and his father be so close to me at such a tough time was remarkable. He shared my fathers passion for antiques which I admired. I had lost touch with Dick for the last 10 years. I assumed he moved and through some research online I just discovered that he passed in 2010 the day I am writing this note (8/26/19). This is just heartbreaking. I miss both of them so much as they were great friends and I considered them family.

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