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.