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
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
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
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.