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Lawrence (Steve) Zink

June 4, 1958 — April 13, 2024

Overland Park, Kansas

Lawrence (Steve) Zink

Heaven gained a wonderful and compassionate man on April 13, 2024
Lawrence (Steve) Zink was born June 4, 1958 in Japan to Lawrence and Margaret (Seals) Zink.
Steve was united in marriage to Lisa in 2004 in Lawrence, KS.
Steve worked in the safety industry for 35 plus years and is leaving behind a legacy of his dedication and commitment to the field. He was a kind man and had a very caring soul. He touched many lives over the years as a safety professional, co-worker, and friend. His smile and laugher could light up a room.
He was a goal-oriented professional, successfully assisting organizations through risk control, leadership, safety and continuous improvement. He visited and/or worked on projects in Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, 49 of the 50 US states, Japan, and the Pacific Rim islands.
Over the span of his career, Steve worked in a variety of roles including Assistant Area Director at the U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA; Director of Industrial Safety & Health for the Kansas Department of Labor; Regional EHS Manager with Dairy Farmers of Ameria and most recently he was a Risk Consultant for Marsh McLennan. Steve also spent over 9 years as a part-time instructor for the OSHA Training Institute, imparting his robust safety and health knowledge to students in the classroom.
Steve graduated from Central Missouri State University with his BS and MS in safety. He was also the Secretary for the student chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security.
He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Military Police Academy Honor Graduate. We are thankful for his service to our country.
Steve was always generous with his time and talents. He loved watching his KC Royals baseball games. Also, Steve and Lisa spent their free time listening and enjoying music and taking walks with their dogs.
Steve is survived by his wife, Lisa: his mother, Margaret Zink; 5 siblings – Tom Zink (Penny), Marc Zink, Kimberly Granlund (Doug), Paul Zink (Lori), and Laura Holladay. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence G Zink and Dale Zink. Lastly, we leave you with this quote that is on Steve’s LinkedIn profile and describes Steve’s hard work and dedication: "Always be a contributing member of society" – Larry Zink (my dad) Rest in peace friend.
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