Theresia Victoria Fink

Theresia Victoria Fink

October 16, 1934 – January 27, 2023 

Theresia Victoria Fink, 88, of Omaha, passed away on January 27, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.

Theresia was born on October 16, 1934, to parents Jakob and Karolina Stotzer in Titel, Yugoslavia.

Theresia is survived by her 3 children: Peter (Carolyn), Rosemary, & Christina (Jim); grandchildren: Amanda (Brian), Pete Jr. (Veronica), and Alex (Katie); 9 great-grandchildren: James Jr, Josephine, Penelope, Parker, Jackston, Colton, Charlotte, Asher, and Jack. Her newest great-grandchildren, Asher and Jack, were born very early on 1/29/23, and surely she is with them through their journey ahead. She is also survived by her sister, Bertha Wichtner and her family.

Preceded in death by her husband, Johann Peter Fink, and her infant son, Johann Christian. As well as her parents, Jakob and Karolina Stotzer, and siblings: Lydia, Elsa, Josef, and Karolina.

Theresia was known to many as Resi or “little one.” She married Johann in Rankweil, Austria, on May 10, 1958. They came to the United States in April 1959 to start a new life together. She worked for many years as a seamstress, both as an apprentice for a designer in Europe as well as The Avenue, in Omaha. Theresia enjoyed the little things in life. Having tea and desserts, classical music from The Three Tenors, and hearing the words “mom” and “oma” (grandma).

She greatly enjoyed classic movies & shows. She was known for cooking and baking formal dinner parties, which neighbors and parish priests attended. Beautiful items that are shining and sparkling were always a favorite: jewelry, fine china, stemware, and clothing. Other loves were Christmas time, traveling all over the world as long as her loved ones were with her. She saw God everywhere. She saw Him in the faces of little children, the sunset, and flowers; she felt Him in the hugs from her children and grandchildren, and she heard Him often during prayer and mass.

Her favorite hobbies included sewing and dressmaking. She hand-sewed ornate Christmas stockings for her 3 grandchildren and 2 of her great-grandchildren. She also made Christina’s first communion dress as well as extensive beadwork on her wedding gown and gloves. She shared her love of baking and cooking with everyone she could. She never had to measure anything or read a recipe – she always knew it all from memory. She had many rosaries she used for hours upon hours of prayer.

Most of all, Theresia was known for her love. Her bountiful, never-ending, unconditional love. She loved her family. The depth of her love is unimaginable. It is something that is felt by anyone she touched. Her legacy continues through every small, loving act, just as Christ modeled for us. Her hugs and endless kisses are missed by all.

Visitation will be held at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler on Wednesday, February 1st, 5-7 pm, with a Rosary beginning at 7 pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary’s Church on Thursday, February 2nd, at 10:30 am, followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre, and luncheon to follow at the St. Margaret Mary Suneg Center.


  • Adam and Jenna Preusser Posted January 31, 2023 5:50 am

    To Peter and your family, our deepest condolences to you all for your loss. May you find peace in this sad time.

  • Chris & Linda Adams Posted January 31, 2023 9:08 am

    To the entire Fink family, our deepest condolences for your loss, please be comforted by your memories of her.

    • Paul and Mary Powers,, Posted January 31, 2023 5:16 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to the Fink family for your great loss.
      Theresa was a wonderful friend and prayer partner. We miss and will always love her as a wonderful friend..

  • Sandy Wichtner Posted January 31, 2023 4:46 pm

    Rosemary, Peter and Christina – We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we haven’t seen each other for a while Aunt Theresia always held a special place in our hearts. I wish we were able to be there with you but know that we loved Aunt Theresia and all she represented. Her faith was evident in everything she did or said. Please know that without a doubt I know she is walking and talking to our father above and she might even be running as she is feeling no pain now. I hope the cherished memories will help you get through this hard time. We love you all – Helmut, Sandy, Duane and Joseph Wichtner

  • Dawn Houston and Peter Gojcevic Posted January 31, 2023 6:14 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to the whole Fink family! We will never forget the many occasions we shared laughter and tears listening to to stories from the Old World. We were blessed to know her all these years.

  • John Henry Lee Crews Posted January 31, 2023 9:20 pm

    Caroline & Pete
    May God be with you and your family through these difficult times .
    I keep the memories of your mom an dad in my heart . I remember the first time I was invited by you to have dinner with you an your sister,s an parents on Christmas day & how I was treated like family. I’ll also miss your parents good memories of the past keep us remembering them .
    God bless everyone

  • Nancy ROBERTS Posted February 1, 2023 10:19 am

    Dear family members, and specifically Christina. I am so sorry for your loss! However, it is clear that Theresia lived a meaningful and loving life with a deep commitment to her God and family. May she rest in Peace.

  • Kathy & Clay Epperson Posted February 1, 2023 11:01 am

    Our condolences to the entire Fink family. We are so sorry for your loss. We have truly loved knowing Teresa and spending all the wonderful times we had traveling together with her. We will miss her. Love you all.

  • Mary Kincaid Posted February 4, 2023 4:28 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady. Thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Dado and Azra Andric Posted February 7, 2023 5:35 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Tetka will be greatly missed, and always loved. .

  • David Rosse Posted February 8, 2023 2:57 am

    Rosemary, Christina, and Pete- I am so sorry for your loss. It is a loss for me as well. Few go straight to heaven. She surely was one that did. I know a lot of time has passed but I never stopped thinking of you all nor your mother “Mrs. Fink.” She had an amazing shine in her eyes when she laughed or talked about all your accomplishments. She was very proud of you all.
    That shine always left though and turned into a deep focus when praying the Rosary. She always had her Rosary.
    I truly believe she went straight to Heaven.

  • Mary Gojcevc Posted March 18, 2023 4:46 pm

    Rosemary, Christina,,and Peter, our hearts go out to Resi and your family. Your mom made the most lavish dinner parties, held beautiful prayer groups, and boy did we have fun traveling the states and the world. I never knew a kinder more faithful family. My heart goes out to all of the grandkids and great grandkids as well. You know she loved them with every bit of her heart. My prayers also go put to Bertha. I’m sure this loss must be so difficult for her too as they were so close. She lived an extraordinary life caring for others and she will be greatly missed.

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