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Randall L. Rinne

May 27, 1955 ~ August 20, 2019 (age 64)


Randall L. Rinne, 64, of rural Tecumseh, Nebraska, passed away at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, Nebraska, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  He was born to Marvin and Oleta (Haack) Rinne on May 27, 1955 in Humboldt, Nebraska.  Randall was baptized June 26, 1955 by Rev. John Heins and confirmed May 4, 1969 by Rev. Harold Stelzer and attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church, rural Elk Creek, Nebraska.  He attended elementary school at Elk Creek Public and St. Peter's Lutheran Parochial.  The family moved to Tecumseh and Randall graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1973.  He had a love for fast, loud vehicles, so he pursued further education at Milford Community College and obtained a degree in Auto Body.  

He was united in marriage to Deb Lantz on March 20, 1976 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska. To this union, Emilie and Lantz were born.  

Randall was employed through the years at Stephen's Body Shop, Roger's Body Shop, Johnson County Roads Department, Lloyd Beethe, Lazy RW Cattle Company and last, but not least, Kuhl Trenching with Daddy Kuhl, Lawrence, Terry and little Gary, running the back hoe.  Randall was always on the move, rarely would he sit still, and he could find something to tear apart and put back together again-even though many times he had a few extra parts remaining! 

He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding his Harley, and he had an eye for finding the best mushrooms in early spring, cutting wood, or just cruising the neighborhood to share conversation or maybe a cocktail or two.  When it was time to move and vaccinate cattle you would find him with Ronny and Willis which became a tradition for he and Lantz.   

Randall is survived by his daughter, Emilie, son, Lantz and wife Lauren, five grandchildren, Allie, Wes, Rikki, Brooklynn and Parker, sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Jim Grove, nephew, Clayton and wife Kelsey Grove, uncle, Roger Haack, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Oleta Rinne.   

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, rural Elk Creek, Nebraska with Rev. Robert Schermbeck officiating.

Register book signing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may go to the family’s choice.  

Inurnment will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Elk Creek, Nebraska.

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Register Book Signing
August 23, 2019

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Memorial Service
August 24, 2019

3:00 PM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Elk Creek

Elk Creek, NE 68348

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