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William "Bill" Robert Fink

March 9, 1949 — May 14, 2022

William “Bill” Robert Fink, age 73, of Oshkosh, WI, passed away at Cottonwood Manor of Green Bay on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Death came as a result of longstanding complications of an aortic dissection and multiple strokes. He was born on March 9, 1949, to the late James Russell Fink, MD, and Alice Haldis (Gabrielson) Fink in the village of Skokie, Chicago, IL.

Bill worked in the radio industry throughout his life (DJ, operations manager, music and program director, consultant) in various states, including North Dakota (KDDR, KOVC, KKOA, KQWB), Iowa (KIOA), Minnesota (KIJO AM/FM, KTCZ, WCCO-FM/WLTE), Texas (KLLS), Alaska (KASH/KKSD, KGOT/KYAK), Washington (KIRO, KRPM AM/FM), California (KZLA), and Wisconsin (launched Cumulus’ The Wolf). In his last position, he was known as Bill Sebastian and became a renown Fox Valley political talk host of the Bill Sebastian Show on WHBY AM in Appleton, Wisconsin. He played the centralist, poking both sides of the aisle, acquiring infuriated listeners as well as endeared admirers.

Bill was passionate about the Minnesota north woods. He spent most of his summers at the family log cabin on Hungry Jack Lake on the Gunflint Trail and camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park.

He is survived by his long-time love, Stana Mack; his siblings: Richard Fink, MD (Jo Ann) and Carol Fertig; nephews: Stephen (Mary) and Gregory (Kim) Fink, and Brian (Valerie) and Todd (Kristen) Fertig.

A funeral service for Bill will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home - Eastside, 402 Waugoo Ave. in Oshkosh. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The funeral will be livestreamed via www.zoom.us using webinar ID: 813 2167 1637 and passcode: 893325. Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at Woodlawn North Cemetery in La Crosse, WI.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Eastside

402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Service

Thursday, May 26, 2022

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Eastside

402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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