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 Hazel 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 was also
preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 2004 and by his sons, Fred and
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.
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. A burial at Chesterton Cemetery will follow at a later
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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