Dorothy K. Rinne, 86, of Chester, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at her residence.
She was born to the late Elmer and Marie (nee Diercks) Koch on March 30, 1934 in Steeleville, Illinois.
Dorothy married Lester "Les" Rinne on April 3, 1953 in Steeleville, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2002.
Dorothy worked in the office at Memorial Hospital in Chester for more than 20 years. She also worked in the hospital gift shop.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester. Dorothy volunteered on blood drives for the American Red Cross and also volunteered for the Braille Book.
Dorothy is survived by one son, Ed (Deb) Rinne of Peoria, Illinois; two siblings, Ernest (Ruth) Koch of Steeleville and Norma (Ross) Frederickson of Glendale, California; and three grandchildren, William King Jr., Katherine King and Christopher Rinne.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and her daughter, Diane King.
A private funeral service will be held, with the Rev. Justin Massey officiating. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville.
Memorial contributions can be made in Dorothy's memory to St. John Lutheran Church. They are being accepted at the Pechacek Funeral Homes in Chester.
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