Larry J. Rink
1945 - 2020
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Larry Junior Rink, age 75, of Three Rivers, and formerly of Constantine, went to be with his Lord and Savior June 29, 2020.
Larry passed away at Grace Healthcare of Three Rivers.
He was born Feb. 21, 1945, in Goshen, Ind., and attended Constantine High School. On July 4, 1964, he married Jeanie Swartzentruber in Scott, Ind.
Larry was a miracle rare cancer survivor that resulted in the amputation of one leg above the knee at the age of 19. Even with his disability, he was able to work at many factories in the area, with his last job being at Owens-Illinois in Constantine. He stopped working due to additional health issues that continued to mount over his remaining years.
Larry loved his wife and family. He enjoyed time with friends and staff at the local coffee shop, watching his daughters raise their families and especially watching his grandkids play sports. He was also an avid Lions, Tigers and Pistons fan.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Delbert and Lou Vena (Collinsworth) Rink of Constantine; a sister, Linda (Rink) Swinehart of White Pigeon; and brother-in-law Fred Neubert of White Pigeon.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie (Swartzentruber) Rink of Three Rivers; two daughters, Tina (Patrick) Hochstetler of Constantine and Corinna (Duane) Baumer of Elkhart, Ind.; grandsons Dalton & Dylan Hochstetler, Bryce Baumer; a sister, Carol Neubert and a brother, Elwood (Phyllis) Rink, both of White Pigeon; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, at Trinity Missionary Church in Constantine. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Social distancing and face masks are required. Interment will follow at Constantine Township Cemetery. Pastor Terry Neumayer will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Missionary Church.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Beacon Medical Group, Grace Healthcare and Kindred Hospice. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.




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Published in Sturgis Journal from Jul. 2 to Jul. 3, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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6
Visitation
09:30 - 11:00 AM
Trinity Missionary Church
JUL
6
Memorial service
11:00 AM
Trinity Missionary Church
JUL
6
Interment
Constantine Township Cemetery
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July 28, 2020
Larry will be missed by Jo and I as we had some good times traveling & etc.
Marv & Jo Fuller
Friend
July 17, 2020
Jeanie I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers for peace & comfort to you and your family.
Liz Carmel
Friend
July 3, 2020
My heartfelt sympathies go out to you Jeannie. My prayers are with you and your family at this this very difficult time. Steve and I enjoyed growing up with Larry and Linda in Constantine. God Bless you and your family at this time.❤
Phyllis Dudley (Plank)
Phyllis Dudley ( PLANK)
Friend
July 3, 2020
May God bless Larry and his wonderful family at this difficult time. Larry was always so kind and caring with my mother, Rose Vail. His courage and positive attitude have always been an inspiration to me.
Patricia Losh
Family
July 2, 2020
Tina, Corinna and Mrs. Rink please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Rink was always so kind and I'll always remember his great smile. Praying for all who know and love him.
Corinna Graham
Acquaintance
July 2, 2020
Sorry to hear this news. We had a lot of great memories together. Will miss you my friend.
Richard Larrance
Friend
July 2, 2020
I knew Larry growing up in Constantine. He is also the father and grandfather to 3 people that I hold dear, Tina, Dalton, and Dylan Hochstetler. I mourn his passing, but realize that he was given this long life after his struggle with cancer at such a young age. My condolences to you all.
Mary Grile
Friend
July 2, 2020
Woody and Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Prayers for your family.
Rowena Miller
Family
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