Donald Rinker

Donald Rinker, 85, of Toms Brook went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2016 at Dutch Haven, Morning Glory in Maurertown.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Pike Church of the Brethren.  Reverend Bill Garber will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Rinker was born April 19, 1930 in Shenandoah County, son of the late Sarah Kohne Rinker and Filmore Rinker.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Grethel Rinker, his parents, five brothers and two sisters.  He is survived by two sons and their wives, Ret. SSG. Robert and Wanda Rinker of Toms Brook, VA and Danny and Andrea Rinker of New Market, VA; grandchildren, Roberta Rinker of Silver Spring, MD, Stacey Rinker of Mt. Jackson and, Chris Rinker of New Market; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Mary Compton of Woodstock.

Donald was a member of Valley Pike Church of the Brethren and attended every Sunday and helped with whatever he could.  He was employed at Aileen Inc., Walt Smith Const. and later years he operated his own construction company, doing remodeling work in Shenandoah County.

Pallbearers will be Steve Rinker, Lloyd Click, Dave Burrows, Bill Shrum, Irvin Holler, Mike Farley, Mark Bucher.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department or Valley Pike Church Cemetery Fund, C/o Terry Seal, 2114 Fairview Road, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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4 Condolences to Donald Rinker

  1. Gary Einheuser says:

    To the Rinker family, I am very sorry to hear about Don passing. He was a one of the best!!! It was always great to see him every year when my family would come down to the farm. He was a huge help with all the work he did on the farm house/property for my dad over the years and he always had a smile on his face and something good to say. We will miss him.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Robert, Wanda and the rest of the Donald Rinker family,
    I want you to know that we (Einheusers’) are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father (grandfather), Don Rinker. The Einheuser (Dean) family has known Don for almost 60 years! Don did the lawn care & many maintenance projects for our farm (the Dean Farm) on Harrisville Road. I know that Don worked for our Grandmother, Grace (Dean) Einheuser after she bought the farm in 1959 and then worked for our parents, Bob & Jane Einheuser. Don may even have worked for our Great Grandmother, whom we called Mama Dean! We want you to know that we are eternally grateful for all that Don did for us. He was loyal, honest, trustworthy and hard-working. It was wonderful to have Don not only work at our farm, but keep an eye on it when we were not there as our home base is in Michigan. We know that Don has gone home to be with the Lord and his lovely wife. It is hard to say good-bye, so we will keep all members of the Rinker family in our prayers. Since Robert has taken over for Don and does many jobs at our farm, we get to keep in touch and Don’s legacy continues. In many ways, the Rinkers’ are like family to us. We thank you for Don’s assistance through the years, which continues with Robert. We wish we could be with you to pay our respects in person, but since we cannot, please accept our warmest condolences.
    Love, Judy(Einheuser) Brewer

  3. Judy Brewer says:

    Dear Robert, Wanda and the rest of the Donald Rinker family,
    I want you to know that we (Einheusers’) are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father (grandfather), Don Rinker. The Einheuser (Dean) family has known Don for almost 60 years! Don did the lawn care & many maintenance projects for our farm (the Dean Farm) on Harrisville Road. I know that Don worked for our Grandmother, Grace (Dean) Einheuser after she bought the farm in 1959 and then worked for our parents, Bob & Jane Einheuser. Don may even have worked for our Great Grandmother, whom we called Mama Dean! We want you to know that we are eternally grateful for all that Don did for us. He was loyal, honest, trustworthy and hard-working. It was wonderful to have Don not only work at our farm, but keep an eye on it when we were not there as our home base is in Michigan. We know that Don has gone home to be with the Lord and his lovely wife. It is hard to say good-bye, so we will keep all members of the Rinker family in our prayers. Since Robert has taken over for Don and does many jobs at our farm, we get to keep in touch and Don’s legacy continues. In many ways, the Rinkers’ are like family to us. We thank you for Don’s assistance through the years, which continues with Robert. We wish we could be with you to pay our respects in person, but since we cannot, please accept our warmest condolences.
    Love, Judy(Einheuser) Brewer

  4. Ronal and Harriet Miller says:

    Sorry to hear about Donald Passing missed him on his walks and out laughs and chats with him.He was a good neighbor and always enjoyed talking to him.He is with the Lord and and wife a happy home in heaven .RIP. Donald and prayers goes out to the family.