Richard W. Rinderknecht, age 78 of Waukee formerly of West Des Moines, IA, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, IA. Private family graveside service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, IA. Memorials will be given to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale, IA.


Richard W. Rinderknecht was born on June 19, 1938 at Cedar Rapids, IA to Alfred and Irene Rinderknecht. He graduated from Marion High School in 1956. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1961. He was united in marriage to Sandra Fillenworth at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Marion, IA on July 29, 1958.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Irene Rinderknecht and a brother, David Rindernecht.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Rinderknecht, Waukee, IA, children, Deb Rinderknecht, West Des Moines, IA and Dana Rinderknecht, Des Moines, IA, siblings, Carol (Scott Bruntjen) Rinderknecht, Betty (James) Madan and Don (Priscilla) Rinderknecht and numerous nieces and nephews.

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