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Information for Walter Warren Rinker

17 September 1907 - 8 March 1985

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

March 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Walter Rinker

Services for Walter W. Rinker, 77. of Nampa, who died Friday, March 8. at a Nampa hospital will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David E. Guard, pastor of the Nampa South Side Blvd. United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lyle W. Robinson, associate pastor of the Nampa College Church of the Nazarene.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Mr. Rinker was born Sept. 17, 1907. at Trenton. Neb.. to Samuel and Myra Rinker. He was reared and attended schools in the Trenton area, graduating from high school in Hastings. Neb.  After his schooling he started farming.  He married Melba E. Smith July 3, 1932, at Hastings where they farmed.  They lived in Nebraska until 1960 when they moved to Worland, Wyo., where he was a television repairman for several years.  In 1973 they moved to Nampa to make their home.
    His wife died May 22, 1982.  He then married Gladys James April 8, 1984, at the South Side Blvd. United Methodist Church in Nampa, and they made their home on Sunnybrook Drive.  He was a member of the Nampa College Church of the Nazarene and had been a member of the South Side Grange on the county, state and local level.
    He is survived by his wife, Gladys of Nampa; one son, David Rinker, San Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Liburn (Ester) Wesche, Bellevue, Wash., Mrs. Rick (Martha) Williams, Carbondale, Ill.; one sister. Mrs. Mary Stonecypher. Hastings. Neb.; three grandchildren, Kenneth Wesche Fairlawn, N.J., Cheryl Childs, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Barbara Bellomy, Pocatello: four great-grandchildren; one stepson, Harley James, Caldwell; five stepgrandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.  Besides his first wife,, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
    Memorials may be made to the South Side Blvd. United Methodist Church, Route 3, P.O. Box 3408, Nampa, Idaho 83651, the Missionary Society at the College Church of the Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave., Nampa, Idaho 83651, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.


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