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Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries
Posted in Preston Obituaries
Chester “Chet” Rindels, 91, of Preston, Minn. died, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Chet was born on September 26, 1921 in Castlewood, South Dakota, the son of Samuel and Annie (Ruesink) Rindels. Chet attended school in Castlewood through the eighth grade. He then went to work on the family farm. When he was 19 he worked his way through the harvest fields to get to the Greenleafton, Minn. area where three of his brothers were residing. On August 1, 1941 he married Esther Ruesink at Esther’s home in a garden ceremony in rural Greenleafton. He worked for several farmers in the area. He then built homes in the area with Vic Wubbles. He also did masonry work. He worked for Kappers Construction in Spring Valley. He plowed snow for the state of Minnesota. In 1976 the couple moved to Preston and he became the city manager. While in Preston he opened up Chet’s Cobbler Shop in the basement of his home. He retired in 1986. He took many trips up north for fishing and enjoyed golfing and gardening. He was a longtime member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church and served as a deacon and elder. He was a member of the Preston Lions Club, he was the first president of SMMPA and a member of the Preston golf course. He was also a Commissioner of the Preston Public Utilities.
Chet is survived by his wife of 71 years, Esther; one daughter LuAnn (Loren) Rindels of Preston, one daughter-in-law Evie (Roger) Rindels of Austin, Minn.; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Erwin Ruesink of Spring Valley, Minn; a special cousin Virgil Rindels; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Roger, five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Greenleafton Reformed Church, rural Preston, with Pastor Roger Lokker officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Reformed Cemetery, in rural Preston.