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Virgil J. Rindels

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
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Virgil J. Rindels

Virgil J. Rindels, 96, of Greenleafton, Minn., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Virgil was born on January 26, 1918 in Castlewood, S.D., the son of John and Jennie (Bleeker) Rindels. He attended school in Castlewood. In 1938 he moved to the Greenleafton area and worked as a farmer. On October 2, 1940 he married Flavia Miller at the Greenleafton Church parsonage. Following their marriage Virgil farmed in the Greenleafton area until he was well into his 80’s.

Virgil was a lifelong member of Greenleafton Reformed Church. He loved spending time with his family, was an avid reader, and always enjoyed visits from his family and friends.

He is survived by his five children, Janet (Casey) Schmidt of Tigard, Ore., Joan (Paul) Austinson of Rochester, Sandra (Lyle) Nienow of Lewiston, Minn., Lester (Pat) and Terry (Kaynel) of Preston; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Flavia, one granddaughter, Leah, one brother Richard, three brothers-in-law, and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Greenleafton Reformed Church with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery.

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