Kenneth Edward Rink died of complications of a stroke on August 21, 2018. He resided for the past 17 years in Clinton, Ohio with his life partner of 17 years, Dr. Linda Sims.
He was born and raised on a farm in Cresco, Iowa. He was the oldest of 3 children of Edward Rink and Ruth Lewis Rink. Ken served in the army medical corps in Germany in the early 1960s. After returning to Iowa following his military service, he married Judi Harrington with whom he had 3 sons, Kevin, Jason and Kurt.
Ken lived in several locations during his career in trailer sales, finally settling in the Akron, Ohio area. He was in trailer sales in Kent with Ravens-Fontaine from which he retired.
His great joy was his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Although they all lived out of state, he visited them often.
He leaves his sons, Kevin (Lea Ann) of Fort Madison, Iowa; Jason (Sally) of Olive Branch, Mississippi; and Kurt (Sandy) of Huntington Beach, California. He also leaves his special friend and life partner, Linda Sims of Clinton, Ohio. Also surviving him are his sister, Kathy of Hawaii and brother, Ed (Ellen) of Decorah, Iowa.
Many thanks to the medical caregivers who provided his care during his many medical issues over the years; Dr. David Sweet, the staff of Summa ICU, Dr. Kate Lee and Dr. Gwen Hughes, and the rehab therapists at Pebble Creek rehab.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Friends may call at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, 404 N Elm Street, Cresco, IA, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, and will continue Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the funeral home. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa.