Geraldine E “Gerry” Rink, age 96 of Elkhorn, NE; (formerly Nebraska City, NE) passed away at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, NE on Friday morning; October 12, 2018
She was born on January 22, 1922 in McLean, NE; the daughter of Nicolas and Matilde (Suhr) Galvin. She attended school and graduated from Osmond High School with the Class of 1940. She then attended Wayne State College where she obtained her teaching certificate.
Gerry taught school for a few years in a one room school house. She then worked at various other occupations including at Sears where she met her future husband Ernie Rink!
Gerry was united in marriage to Ernest Earl Rink on August 30, 1952 in Harrisonville, MO and the couple shared over 64 years of their lives together until Ernie’s death on April 15, 2017.
She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Rink of Omaha, NE; step-daughter Linda Anderson of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren: Eric, Andrew and Sarah Bugajny as well as her beloved dog Coco.
In addition to her husband Ernie, she was preceded in death by a son Larry Bruce Rink on Feb. 13, 1969, two sisters, four brothers and her parents.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday (Oct. 17) at 11:00 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City, NE. Burial will follow in the Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City.
Memorials may be given to the Josie Harper Hospice House in her memory.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.