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Clarence Martin Rinus
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1930
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 2010
Michigan, USA

Parents; Emil Rinas and Eleanor (Landosky) Rinas
1st wife: Maletta Behmlander
2nd wife: Shirley Cunningham



Posted: Friday, June 11, 2010 10:09 am | Updated: 9:47 am, Tue Jun 22, 2010.

By the Midland Daily News | 0 comments

Clarence Martin Rinas was given life by his creator on March 18, 1930, in Beaver Twp., the child of Emil Rinas and Eleanor (Landosky) Rinas. God blessed Clarence's life with many special people as he served God in his vocations at home, church, work, and in the community. Finally on June 8, 2010, God blessed Clarence with a holy death and took him home to rest in the arms of Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead.

On Sept. 30, 1950, Clarence married Maletta Behmlander in Elkhart, Ind. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Kathy, Michael, and Jody. After 30 years of marriage, Maletta preceded Clarence in death. On June 12, 1992, Clarence was blessed by God to receive the gift of another spouse as he married Shirley Cunningham in Anchorage, Alaska.

Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and one year in the Navy Reserve. He was employed by The Dow Chemical Co. for 44 years, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed time spent with family in various get togethers.

Left to mourn Clarence's passing is his wife, Shirley Rinas of Midland; sons, Michael Rinas of Pinconning, and The Rev. Jody and Lorraine Rinas of Quesnel, Canada, B.C.; three grandchildren, Aaron Adams of Georgia, Anthony Rinas, and Rebekah Rinas of Canada; stepchildren, James and Ronda Cunningham, Juli and Kelly Gray, and Terry Sue Snelenberger; stepgrandchildren, Josh and Laura Cunningham, Jon Cunningham, Chelsea Gray, Connor Gray, Kasandra Warner, Jason Pomranky, Jennifer Pomranky, Anthony and Lisa Cunningham, Charlotte and Brian Lott; sister, Viola Koehler; and step great-grandchild, Ryder Cunningham. Other mourners include his sisters-in-law, Mavis Behmlander, Joyce and Lester Behmlander, Pat and Gary Wheeler, Audrey and Vince Thompson, Nancy Latoski, Janet Hoover, Connie Lesh, and Sandy and Thomas Burrett; and many nieces and nephews.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Maletta; his daughter, Kathy; three stepchildren, Deborah Curtiss, Vianna Cunningham, and Ray K. Cunningham; brother, Kenneth Rinas; six brothers-in-law, William Koehler, Vernon Behmlander, William Hoover, Peter Latoski, Gene Lesh, and Steven Christmas; stepson-in-law, Jeff Snelenberger; mothers and fathers-in-law, Christian and Mildred Behmlander, and Mike and Sarah Dziadosz.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 14, 2010, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Seidler and 11 Mile Roads. The Rev. Michael G. Buchhorn will officiate, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Clarence's family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Sunday from 3-8 p.m. On Monday morning Clarence will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. For those planning an expression of sympathy, envelopes for Zion Ev. Lutheran Church (Beaver) and McLaren Hopice will be available at the funeral home.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maletta L Behmlander Rinas (1932 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Cathy Anne Rinas Adams (1951 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Beaver (Bay County)
Bay County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: J. Steven Hinson
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86519484
Clarence Martin Rinus
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- J. Steven Hinson
 Added: Mar. 10, 2012
 
 
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