Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Donald Rinehart - Western Star

Donald Rinehart

CHAMPAIGN – Donald L. Rinehart, 70, of Champaign died at 8:54 p.m. Saturday (April 6, 2013) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana, with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana. Masonic rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by Western Star Lodge No. 240 A.F.&A.M. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 5520.
Mr. Rinehart was born Feb. 7, 1943, in New Castle, Ind., the son of N. Donald and Theda C. Monroe Rinehart. He married Victoria A. Tarter on April 7, 1962, in Urbana. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mary L. Trimble of Mahomet; one son, Curtis L. Rinehart of Carmel, Ind.; three brothers, W. Darrell Rinehart of Indianapolis, Ind., Jerry L. Rinehart of Hagerstown, Ind., and Lavern M. Rinehart of Stroughn, Ind.; and one sister, Patricia Fisher of Losantville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by one son, Donald D. Rinehart; and one sister, Joenita Walker.
Mr. Rinehart graduated from Hagerstown High School, University of Illinois Police Basic Training and Parkland College Law Enforcement Police Science.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran from 1960 to 1964, serving at Lackland AFB, Chanuate AFB, McDill AFB and Osan (Korea) AFB.
Mr. Rinehart was a police officer with the city of Champaign from 1970 to 2001. He also worked for Brinks Armored Car Co. from 2001 to 2012.
He was a life member of VFW Post 5520, Champaign, American Legion Post 24, Champaign, Police Benevolent and Protective Association No. 7, Western Star Lodge No. 240 A.F.&A.M., Champaign, and a charter member of Cushman Club of America No. 46.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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