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Lois Rinke

March 03, 1930 - October 01, 2010


Monday, October 4th from 6-7 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.

Prayer Service:

Monday, October 4th at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND at 7:00pm.

Funeral Service:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:30am at Hope Lutheran South, Fargo, ND.


Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.  


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Lois Rinke

March 03, 1930 - October 01, 2010


Heaven just keeps getting better as it received another angel.

Lois E. Rinke, 80, Fargo, died Friday, October 1, 2010 in her home surrounded by her family.

Lois Elaine Mitchell was born March 3, 1930 to William and Anna (Sogge) Mitchell.  She graduated in 1947 from Glyndon High School.  She also attended Moorhead State Teacher’s College, in Moorhead, MN.

On May 8, 1951 Lois married Robert Merle Rinke in Fargo, ND.

Lois worked retail in Fargo for many years.  Lois and her husband did foster care in Clay County.  With her love of children, she provided childcare for many families in the area.  The past five years she did childcare at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo.

She enjoyed embroidering, baking, following her grandchildren’s activities and was an avid Twin’s fan.

Her love in life was her children and grandchildren.

Lois is survived by her husband Bob of 59 years and five daughters; Robbie (Bruce) Quick, Fargo, Barbara (Charles) Gordon, Bozeman, MT; Debra (Louis) Gregorich; Judy (Greg)Timm, both of Colorado Springs, CO;  Diane (Charles) Gill, Rosemount, MN; two sisters Mavis (Tom) Askland, Fargo, ND and Jan Kelley, Pierre, SD, one brother Gerald Mitchell (Patricia), Minnetonka, MN, 12 grandchildren; Robert, Mitchell, and Anna “Dani” Quick, Christine, David, and Erica Gordon, Anthony “Tony” and Anna Gregorich, Derrick and Kendra Timm, Tyler and Michael Gill and a life long friend JoAnn Oelke, Moorhead, MN.

She was preceded in death by her brother Russell Mitchell and sister Gloria Johnson.


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11 responses to “Lois Rinke”

  1. Glen Westlund says:

    Fargo ND
    I met Lois briefly through my dealings with her Bob, but even in those brief meetings she always conveyed a warm sense of interest and love toward everyone.

    I wish to extend my sympathy to Bob and his family at this time of great loss.

  2. Carol K Wood says:

    Hendersonville TNDearest Diane and Family –
    You have our deepest and sincerest sympathy in the loss of your mother, grandmother and an angel of a friend. May she rest in peace with with God the Father and knowing you will be together again. I loved her with all my heart and what an inspiration she was/she is to so many. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family at this difficult time.
    In His love and ours,
    Carol, Mike, Courtney, Justine and Meagan

  3. Nancy Jahncke says:

    Barrington IL I work with Diane at ING. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May you find peace and comfort in many wonderful memories.

  4. Sylvia Oberg says:

    Lakeside Mt.So sorry to hear about Lois, she was a good friend, we both fighting cancer, gave us lots to talk about. She will be missed by all her family & friends.

  5. Monica Bongart says:

    Wayzata Love and prayers to the entire Rinke family. We are thinking of you and remembering what great joy Lois brought to the family.

    Monica, Craig, Emily, Rachel & George

  6. Michelle Schwarm says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Debra Greelis says:

    Moorhead MN
    •God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. We will miss you dearly Lois.

  8. Brian Rinke says:

    Irving TXMy heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. Auntie Lois was a positive and loving force throughout my life and I will always hold her memories in my heart. I wish I could be there to celebrate her life with you, but I will be there in spirit. May God bless and comfort her soul. I know she is with Him now…and is smiling bright!

    With love,
    Brian and Kelly Rinke

  9. Amanda Torres says:

    Fargo ND
    Thank you Lois for having allowed us into your life. You took amazing care of my children during Bible Study and you also blessed me by sharing your light. It’s not often you meet someone who even if for such a small bit of time leaves a lasting impression … I will think of you warmly and always with a smile.

  10. Kim Noah says:

    Fargo ND
    To the Family of Lois Rinke,
    We are so sorry to hear of Lois passing. Lois babysat for my oldest daughter, Ellie, from the time was one year old until she was 3 years old. To this day Ellie remembers “Lolo” and even asked about her last week. We appreciated the enthusiasm Lois had, her creativity, and her love of life. She will be missed!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tom, Kim, Ellie, Sara, and Drew Noah

  11. Donna Quick says:

    North Mankato MN
    Robbie and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family more than anything – that was always evident. She always welcomed us with a smile and a hug and I always felt like one of the family with her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please take care of each other.
    Love, Donna and Lance

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