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Pearl Rinkenberger

January 19, 1915 — August 12, 2020

Pearl A. Rinkenberger, 105, of Gridley, passed away at 3:37 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan in Pontiac, IL.
She was born January 19, 1915 in Minier, IL to Henry and Ernestine (Bluhm) Brackman. She married Arthur H. Rinkenberger on August 21, 1937 in Bloomington, IL. He died on October 10, 1991 in Gridley.
She was also preceded in death by her son Charles, eight brothers and one sister.
Surviving is her daughter Roberta (Don) Leake of Gridley; three grandchildren, Stephen Leake of Lexington, Julia (Tim) Carragher of Willow Springs, IL, Charles (Mary) Leake of Ottawa, IL; nine great-grandchildren, Mary Francis Leake, Ben Leake, Connor (Adelia) Carragher, Blaine Carragher, Emily Leake, Katie Leake, Sam Leake, Charles "Nathan" Leake and Kaitlyn Magoonaugh.
Pearl was a member of Christ Community Church in Gridley and member of its WSCS. She was on the Gridley Election Board and served as an election judge. She was a life member of Green Valley Pinochle club in Green Valley, AZ and enjoyed playing pinochle locally with various friends and groups. Pearl also enjoyed traveling, baking, quilting and crocheting for the Christ Child organization in Peoria.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Christ Community Church in Gridley. Pastor Andy Huette will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. A live stream of the funeral can be seen at
Covid-19 protocol will be observed.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan or the Gridley Emergency Medical Ambulance Service.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at


AUG 15. 9:30 AM (CST)

Christ Community Church of Gridley
406 W 7th St
Gridley, IL 61744-9272

Funeral Service

AUG 15. 10:30 AM (CST)

Christ Community Church of Gridley
406 W 7th St
Gridley, IL 61744-9272

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