John M. Rinnert, son of John and Vica Rinnert, was born in Spencer
county, Indiana, January 26, 1857, and departed this life July 5, 1930, at
his home in Sailor Springs, age 73 years, 5 months and 9 days.
He was united in marriage to Rhoda E. Harris, November 7, 1878. To this union was born ten children. His companion and two children, Elmer and Hattie, have preceded him in death.
He moved with his family from Indiana to Illinois about 1890 and has lived in this community ever since, He lived on a farm all of his life until about 12 years ago when he moved to Sailor Springs.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Clemmie Kelm, August 21, 19_6, who he leaves to mourn his departure.
He leaves to mourn his departure, besides the above mentioned, three sons, Len and Frank, of Sailor Springs, and Lowell, of New Boston, Wheeler __ Texas; stepson, Opal Kelm, of Sailor Springs; five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Wheeler and Mrs. Caddie Levitt, of Clay City; Mrs. Sallie Ditter, of Sailor Springs, Mrs. Mayme Coggan, of East St. Louis, and Mrs. Goldia Koehler, of Highland, Illinois, all of whom were present at the funeral; four brothers, Ed, of Bone Gap, Illinois, Lou, of Chechotah, Oklahoma, Jake, of Naylor, Missouri, and Ma_, of Flora, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hughes, of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. Francis Neoltner, of Sailor Springs; thirty-four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
He was a faithful husband, a loving father and a true friend.
I cannot alwavs know and understand the Master's rule; I cannot always do the tasks he gives in life's hard school: But I am learning with his help to solve them one by one, And when I cannot understand, to say, "Thy will be done!"
Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.