Dale F. Rinderer, age 82 of Trenton, IL, died Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.
He was born December 26, 1935, in Highland, IL, the son of Fremont and Florence (nee Mueller) Rinderer.
On May 05, 1956, he married Rita C. Thiems at the E & R Church in Highland, IL by Rev. F. Aldrich.
He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ – Highland, IL. He was also a member of Madison County Farm Bureau, Prime Timers of the Madison County Farm Bureau, honorary member of the Helvetia Sharpshooters, Jaycee’s, Knights of Pythians, Edwardsville Moose Club, Friday Nite Supper Club and Grazing Across America Society (traveling with Highland Zobrist Bus Group since 1994).
Dale grew up on a farm south of Highland in Madison County near Trenton, IL. He attended Lee Country School until 9th grade and then attended Highland Community School where he was a graduate of the Class of 1953. He was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Highland and was an active member for over 70 years. He also ushered at church and was on the property board for several years.He enjoyed the farm life very much as a boy and when they married he and his wife lived and farmed the farms they bought through the years, south of Highland in the same area where he was born. They raised grain, cattle and hogs. While in school, he worked at 4-5-6 Company helping clean and wash cars. Later he worked at Highland Supply, Bellm Freight Lines for 15 years, and Dow Jones. He helped start the Tri-County Water District.He was a very particular farmer which he worked hard at all his life. He retired in 1995 from farming, but was still always helping his brother and nephews. He loved spending time with his friends, relatives, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed playing Euchre, golfing, watching Cardinal baseball, working in his garden and yard, and keeping his car, truck and farm machinery very clean. He was an avid dancer, loved his many bus trips all through the United States, Canada, Christmas Branson shows, trips to Hawaii and the Bahamas. Many winters were spent in Florida and later years at Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida. He loved and enjoyed his Australian Sheep dog “Rusty” and “Molly”.He was godfather to Marty Rinderer, Tad Thiems, Brent Rinderer and Keith Iberg.
Survivors include :
Wife – Rita C. Rinderer, nee Thiems, Trenton, IL
Brother – Dennis H. (Sharon) Rinderer, Highland, IL
Brother – Larry A. (Gay) Rinderer, Trenton, IL
Sister In-law – Diann J. Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Nephew – Marty D. (Laurie) Rinderer, Highland, IL
Nephew – Todd A. (Sherri) Rinderer, Edwardsville, IL
Nephew – Brent A. (Natali) Rinderer, Trenton, IL
Nephew – Brian A. (Nicki) Rinderer, Highland, IL
Nephew – Blake A. (Erin) Rinderer, Highland, IL
Nephew – Terry L. (Dee Ann) Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Nephew – Tad W. (Tina Carroll) Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Niece – Darla K. (Paul) James, Millstadt, IL
Great Nephew – Chandler A. (Samantha) Rinderer, Worden, IL
Great Nephew – Josh A. Rinderer, Trenton, IL
Great Nephew – Lucas P. (Significant Other Erica Von Bokel) Rinderer, Trenton, IL
Great Nephew – Lane A. Rinderer, Highland, IL
Great Nephew – Logan M. Rinderer, Highland, IL
Great Nephew – Wyatt A. Rinderer, Highland, IL
Great Nephew – Brayden R. James, Millstadt, IL
Great Nephew – Tad Walter “T.J.” Thiems, Jr., Edwardsville, IL
Great Niece – Jessica L. Rinderer, Trenton, IL
Great Niece – Rilyn F. Rinderer, Highland, IL
Great Niece – Jordyn L. Rinderer, Holiday Shores, IL
Great Niece – Alexandra L. Rinderer, Highland, IL
Great Niece – Abby J. Rinderer, Alexandria, LA
Great Niece – Addison M. Rinderer, Highland, IL
Great Niece – Alyssa K. James, Millstadt, IL
Great Niece – Tara N. Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Great Niece – Taylor L. Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Great Niece – Tanya M. Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Great Niece – Tianna J.”Tia” Thiems, Edwardsville, IL
Great Great Niece – Payton D. Rinderer, Worden, IL
Great Great Niece – Everly J. Rinderer, Trenton, IL
Step Great Niece – Kinsley Timmons, Glen Carbon, IL
Step Great Nephew – Findley J. Maher, Edwardsville, IL
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Fremont H. Rinderer – Died 12/8/1971
Mother – Florence F. Rinderer, nee Mueller – Died 8/30/2002
Brother-in-law – Gary W. Thiems – Died 10/13/2016
Brother – Lee Allen Rinderer – Died 5/14/1953
Father-in-law – Walter Thiems – Died 5/16/1989
Mother-in-law – Anita Thiems, nee Plocher – Died 8/28/1991
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL.
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, with Rev. Christopher W. Hill officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ; Highland-Pierron Volunteer Fire Department; or Charity of Donor’s Choice.