Della Cecilia Rinne

Born: Sat., May 1, 1926
Died: Sat., Jun. 9, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 17, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Mon., Jun. 18, 2018
Location: McWilliams Church

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Della C. Rinne, age 92 of Dunbar, NE passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Ambassador in Nebraska City, NE.

Della Cecilia (Schroeder) Rinne was born May 1, 1926 in Dunbar, NE to Benjamin and Freda (Evers) Schroeder.  She was baptized June 6, 1926 by Reverend C. Eller at St. John’s - McWilliams Evangelical Church.  She was confirmed Palm Sunday, April 2, 1939 by Reverend Max Strasburg.

Della married Gaylord Rinne on June 19, 1947.  They were married by Reverend Albert Brueggeman and Reverend Alfred Rinne, both uncles of Gaylord.  They had two children, Dennis Harvey born February 14, 1952 and Denise Kay born June 17, 1956.

Della loved playing the piano, and could be found playing and leading the “Sing Along” in many places around the area.  She also loved caring for her lawn, garden, and flowers as well as traveling, dancing, (especially the jitter bug) and spending time with her grandson Matt, his wife Carrie, and their two daughters Emma and Sadie.

Della lived her entire life in the Dunbar area and attended District 82 School until the eighth grade, when she stayed at home to help on the family farm.  She was a member of McWilliams Evangelical Church, Nebraska City Presbyterian Church, McWilliams Women’s Fellowship, and a TOPS member for many years.

She will be remembered for all of the love and happiness she brought to many with her warm smile and great sense of humor.  She enjoyed a good laugh and was a positive influence in the lives of many.

Survivors include:  son Dennis (Cindra) Rinne of Dunbar, daughter, Denise (Keith) Valenzuela of Dunbar, grandson Matt, (Carrie) Rinne, great grand daughters Emma and Sadie of Lincoln, brother, Harvey (Mary) Schroeder of Surprise, AZ, special long-time friend Richard Harms and special friends, Bunky, Lois and Edith,  as well as many nieces and nephews.

Della was preceded in death by her husband Gaylord on Dec. 7, 1991, parents, as well as many in-laws.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s UCC - McWilliams Church near Talmage, NE.  Inurnment will be held at 3:00 p.m. on June 18 at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.

Memorials may be given to the Dunbar Rural Fire Department or McWilliams UCC Church.

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Juanita Gray Zane Wilson
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
We both loved Miss Della for her HUGE heart full of love to share with all who met her. She loved to dance and listen to Bunky when visiting Arizona and we loved sharing that time with her. She lived and loved a great life. There is a new star and Angel in Heaven. RIP Miss Della.

Kathy Johnson
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
One of the first Dunbarites to greet me at the post office when I took over duty was Della, always smiling when she stopped for stamps and especially made my day brighter when she shared news or a story or two. Such a delightful and dear lady. I miss knowing her more. Sincere condolences to the family.

Joyce Gergen Kempton
   Posted Sat June 16, 2018
Sorry to hear of Della's passing. I remember my mother saying how much fun she was to be around. So many of the original Dunbar folks are now playing cards in Heaven. Or gardening. I do remember how nice the Rinne home place always looked so neatly trimmed with Della's beautiful flowers. My best to Dennis and Denise and the entire Rinne family.

P.S. I will never forget watching Dennis on The Price is Right!

Ardith (Pratt) Rut
   Posted Sun June 17, 2018
Denise and family. So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Do you remember coming to Cook as a very, very little girl to take baton lessons from me. I will always remember those days...your mother, and how cute you were and how quickly you caught on. May she rest in peace.....and my sincere sympathy to you and all the family.

Kay Ritter Yenni
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
Remembering Della and expressing my sympathy and love. She was a special
lady and cousin. I always enjoyed visiting with her and remember her fun
90th birthday party.

annette haselwood black
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
She was such an impressive lady! My sympathies to all your family!

Sharrilane barnhart
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Ms della: how can I express any words to describe my relationship with ms. Della. I loved her as my second mom. To give my chocolate to ms. della was a big deal.

Not everyone got to share my chocolate. I will miss della. But i real remember her as a gift that came into my life. I celebrate her life as she dances in the heavens. Prayers for her family. Amen.

Velma Primrose
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Della was a special friend with a watch matching what she wore that day. We enjoyed sitting on her attrium having a cup of coffee and visiting.

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