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Richard G. "Dick" Rink

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Richard G. "Dick" Rink, 86, of Slater, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at Slater Presbyterian Church. Rev. Pam Sebastian will officiate. Organist Bethany Weiker will play "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" and "Going Home." She will accompany the congregation in singing "It Is My Father's World." Burial with military honors will be in Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler Clark, David Jones, William Horgan, Charlie Guthrie, Joe Clements Jr. and Phil Wymore. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Smith, Fred McBurney, Angie Clark and Cindy Boehner. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Weiker funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Weiker Funeral Home.

Born Feb. 2, 1920, in Edinburg, Ill., he was the son of the late Oscar H. and Marie Kincaid Rink. On Sept. 12, 1942, in Allegan, Mich., he married Helen A. Andrews; she survives of the home. He was a member of Slater Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Downtown Columbus Optimist Club and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and also a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He had worked as vice-president of the Actuary Department and the Underwriting Department at Midland Mutual Life Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio, before his retirement. He resided in Columbus most of his life before moving to Slater in 2002.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Katie Boehner and her husband, Tom, of Slater; two granddaughters, Angie Clark of Warsaw and Cindy Bochner of Slater; a great-grandson, Kian Clark; and a brother, Robert Rink of Sebastian, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Additional information was provided per family recompense.