Rinz, Virginia E., Brant, Michigan

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at home with her loving family by her side at the age of 92 years. Virginia was born August 28, 1918, in Gratiot County, Michigan to the late Leroux B. and Mable A. (Lauer) Hintermeister. She married Verner O. Rinz on November 2, 1937, and he predeceased her on July 18, 1978. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She loved farming and spending time with her family, chickens, and ducks. She is survived by her children, Virginia (Richard) Olenzek, Carol (James) Bartlett, Verner (Carole) Rinz, Charles (Linda) Rinz, Paul (Darlene) Rinz, Mary (Dan) Davis, Jay Rinz, John Rinz, and Evelyn (Larry) Graham; 23 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marie Johnson. She was predeceased by her son Jack Rinz; granddaughter, Sarah Graham; and brothers, Charles Hintermeister and Robert Hintermeister. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 12140 S. Merrill Road, Brant, MI. Rev. Tim Behnke will officiate the service with burial to follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. www.casefuneralhome.com