Obituary: Marjorie T. Rinke


REED CITY - Marjorie T. Rinke, 95, of Reed City, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Highland Hills assisted living near Marion.

She was born April 29, 1916, in Chase Township, Lake County to Otto and Florence (Hugil) Miller and attended Olivers School and Reed City High School.

Marjorie married Hosea Clementshaw in 1931. He preceded her in death in 1955. She married Victor Rinke in 1964, and he preceded her in death on March 28, 2001. She had worked at Holmgren’s Department Store in Reed City for several years before her marriage to Victor. She was a resident of the Chase area, Detroit and Muskegon before returning to Reed City 12 years ago and was a member of St. Philip Neri Church.

Surviving are her daughter Marlene (Earl) Coon of Reed City; four grandchildren, Susan (Rod) Broad, Dean Coon, Troy and Hosea Clementshaw; great grandchildren Brent and Jason Mitchell; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Marjorie in death were a son, Hosea Clementshaw; a brother, Fredrick Miller; and a sister, Doris Cole.

Funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, June 25 at St. Philip Neri Church with Rev. Fr. Loc Trinh officiating. Burial was in Chase Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice, or the Red Cross for tornado victims’ relief.

Arrangements were entrusted to the McDowell Funeral Home.