HUGOTON – Irvin “Irv” Rindels, 77, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.
He was born Jan. 6, 1933, to Gus and Esther (Van Deest) Rindels at Grundy Center, Iowa.
He married Betty Wittenburg Feb. 22,1952, in Grundy Center, Iowa. She survives.
He graduated in 1951 from Grundy Center High School and attended one year of college in Ames, Iowa.
He owned and operated Rindels Air Conditioning and Heating until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict from 1953 – 1955.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hugoton and past member of the Hugoton Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.
Others survivors include one son, Ron Rindels and wife, Susan, Hugoton; one daughter, Casey Knox and fiancé, Bob Mangels, Ulysses; two brothers, Eldon Rindels, Dallas, and Harold Rindels, Solon, Ohio; five sisters, Enola Burns, Dike, Iowa, Caroline Gibson, Grundy Center, Verna Rae Clark, Wichita, Arlys Kay Mast, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Gladys Ann Korpi McRath, Minn.; six grandchildren, Tyler Rindels, Tanner Rindels, Taylor Rindels, Tessa Rindels, Jami Knox and Eric Knox; and one great-grandchild, Chloe Rindels
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Michael Rindels, one brother, Roger Rindels, and an infant brother.
o Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Hugoton, with the Rev. Dan Biernacki presiding.
Burial will follow at Hugoton Cemetery. Military honors will be given by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to charity of donor’s choice in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.