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“Ken was one of my closest friends for over five years. He always had my back anytime I needed him. He worked with his hands better than anyone I...Read More »
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Kenneth Olean Rinne, born December 9, 1937 in Higginsville, Missouri, died March 7, 2011 in Costa Rica. Preceded in death by parents Olean B. & Helen A. Rinne, sisters Twyla & Ruth(Lambert) Gieselman, Higginsville, he is survived by sisters, Alice (Robert) Souder, Higginsville & El Dean (Stanley) Lohman, Buckner, Missouri; nephews & niece, Ronald (Marsha) Gieselman, Mark Gieselman, & Brenda (Rick) Goring, all of Higginsville, Steve (Robin) Souder of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Tim (Carla) Souder of Alma, Kansas, Michael (Veronica) Lohman of Blue Springs, Missouri; & ten great nieces & nephews.

After graduating from Higginsville High School in 1955, he lived in the Blue Springs-Independence, Missouri area & worked for AT & T From 1956-1990 which took him to various parts of the world. He retired & lived in the Gravois Mills, Missouri area. In recent years he spent winters in Costa Rica. He enjoyed woodworking, travel, water, sunshine & visiting with many friends & relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri with Inurnment following.

Suggested Memorials are to Salem United Church of Christ, 1500 Main, Higginsville.

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