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Hartcel "Bud" R. Rinker

Born: Tue., Jan. 25, 1927
Died: Tue., Jun. 2, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 05, 2015
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Fri., Jun. 05, 2015
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

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Hartcel “Bud” R. Rinker, age 88 of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.  He was born on January 25, 1927 in Michigan City to Arthur and Willow Collins-Rinker, both of whom preceded him in death. 

Bud is survived by his daughter, Linda “Sis” Rinker of Chesterton and his daughters-in-law, Diane Rinker of Wheatfield and Sandra Miller of Valparaiso. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Fred (Lauri) Rinker Jr. of Wheatfield, Michelle Rinker of Wheatfield, Becky Rinker of Indianapolis and Kellie Kaiser of Wanatah, as well as his great-grandchildren: Soren, Evan, Elizabeth “Sis”, Deven and Lucas.

Bud is also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 2004 and by his sons, Fred and Guy.

Bud was a proud Navy Veteran. He worked at Inland Steel as a Roller at the 10” Mill for over 30 years. He enjoyed working on cars and also worked at White-Love Funeral Home in Chesterton for many years. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton with Pastor Lori Rizer officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. 

The family requests memorial donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1 North LaSalle Street Ste. 1200, Chicago IL 60602 or to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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Larry & Karen Putchaven
   Posted Thu June 04, 2015
Sis, so sorry to read about your dad. We will be thinking of you and we send our love to you. Larry just saw your dad at the gas station not long ago. We will be in touch soon. Call me some time and maybe we can all get together again. Karen

Paul and Rose Wise
   Posted Fri June 05, 2015
Linda and family, We're sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, know that you and your family are in our prayers

Randy Craig
   Posted Mon June 08, 2015
So sorry to here about Bud . I worked on his hot rods for many years and always had a lot of fun working on them with him . Great guy I will always remember him .
Randy Craig

Paul and Susan Hrapek
   Posted Thu June 11, 2015
So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Our hearts are with you.

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