Shelly Fink Barnesville MN, North Dakota National Guard Airman died on Christmas Eve

Shelly Fink Barnesville MN, North Dakota National Guard Airman died on Christmas Eve

Shelly Fink Death – Shelly Fink, a resident of Barnesville, Minnesota, and a 2nd lieutenant at North Dakota National Guard Airman, sadly passed away at the age of 33. She was announced dead through a social media publication that read, “Shelly Fink, you were a wonderful person. The passion you had for horses and always helping kids and everything you did, you are gonna be missed by so many. Prayers for the family and friends.”

Who was Shelly Fink?

Shelly Fink, who moved to Barnesville, Minnesota, from her hometown of Rutland, North Dakota, joined the Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing in 2009. In 2014, she graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in university studies. Lt. Fink had a sizable personality, and her contagious energy touched so many people’s lives in the wing.

She worked as the Director of Growth for Hatch Realty in Fargo in her civilian capacity. Before that, from 2014 to 2022, she worked as a recruiter full-time for the North Dakota Air National Guard. She was commissioned in 2022 and has been working as the public affairs officer for the 119th Wing since 2023. She was a happy person who enjoyed every second of life. She made you want to laugh and smile all the time.

She never stopped thinking about other people and taking pictures of them as well. Shelly is a creative thinker, a devoted Air Guardsman, a kindhearted woman, a lover of country music, a caregiver, a devoted confidante, a fighter, a craftswoman, a light in the dark, an animal lover, a fierce competitor, and an educator. She also works as a recruiter.

North Dakota National Guard Statement on Loss of Airman

Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, North Dakota adjutant general, made the following statement regarding the death of North Dakota National Guard Airman, 2nd Lt. Shelly Fink. “The North Dakota National Guard extends our deepest condolences on the passing of Lt. Shelly Fink,” said Dohrmann. “Lt. Fink served her country and the State of North Dakota with a determination that could not be matched. She will be greatly missed.”

“The entire Hooligan family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own,” said Col. Mitch Johnson, 119th Wing commander. “We are heartbroken beyond words. Lt. Fink had such a huge personality, and her infectious energy touched so many lives throughout the wing.” Fink passed away in her home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

The family will announce Shelly Fink’s obituary and funeral arrangements at a later time.

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