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Charles James Rinke, age 88, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died Monday, September 7, 2020 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; and son, John Patrick. Charles will be forever loved and remembered by his sister, Betty Wagner, four nieces and nephews, his daughter, Carol (Jim) Hart; his son, Charles, Jr. (Robin) Rinke; grandchildren, Kristin Hart, Erika (Joseph) Nieves, Alyssa Hart, Sam (Jessica) Rinke, Sophia (Aaron) Johnson, Phoebe (Alex) Stanford, and nine great-grandchildren. Charles was born on April 16, 1932 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to John Carl Rinke and Hilda Rinke. He served in the US Marine Corp in Korea for three years. He then worked in the finance and loan business for the greater part of his career. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and loved the Lord. A memorial will be held sometime in the Spring or Summer when his family can all be together.
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