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William Rinke Nov. 12, 1915 - Dec. 14, 2008

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MORRIS -- William E. Rinke, 93, of Morris died Sunday at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are by Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris.

He was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Wheaton to William Rinke and his wife. He grew up on the family farm near Wheaton.

He married Esther Rowland on Oct. 30, 1938, in Dumont. They farmed near Dumont and were members of St. John's Lutheran Church. They retired from farming in 1981 and moved into Morris. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Morris.

He is survived by his wife; three children: Janice (and Larry) Pedersen of Eden Prairie, Karolyn (and Stan) Gowin of Breckenridge and Roger (and Rozzie) Rinke of New Brighton; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one brother: Henry (and Ann) Rinke of Wheaton.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.Nov. 12, 1915 - Dec. 14, 2008

MORRIS -- William E. Rinke, 93, of Morris died Sunday at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are by Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris.

He was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Wheaton to William Rinke and his wife. He grew up on the family farm near Wheaton.

He married Esther Rowland on Oct. 30, 1938, in Dumont. They farmed near Dumont and were members of St. John's Lutheran Church. They retired from farming in 1981 and moved into Morris. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Morris.

He is survived by his wife; three children: Janice (and Larry) Pedersen of Eden Prairie, Karolyn (and Stan) Gowin of Breckenridge and Roger (and Rozzie) Rinke of New Brighton; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one brother: Henry (and Ann) Rinke of Wheaton.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

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